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Stilt-Root Walking by an Iriateoid Palm in the Peruvian Amazon

John H. Bodley and Foley C. Benson
Biotropica
Vol. 12, No. 1 (Mar., 1980), pp. 67-71
DOI: 10.2307/2387775
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2387775
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Stilt-Root Walking by an Iriateoid Palm in the Peruvian Amazon
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Abstract

The aerial stilt roots of Socratea exorrhiza allow this palm literally to pick itself up and "walk" out from under fallen limbs and obstacles that are major hazards for immature palms. The lower trunk and older roots rot away and are left behind as the tree sends out new roots and moves away from its germination point.

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