Shingling

January 18, 2011 | Gandoca-Manzanillo NWR, Limon Province, Costa Rica

I spotted quite a few trees with leaves like these plastered to their trunks. After some searching, I believe this is probably a plant in the Monstera genus. This adhesive climbing behavior is known as shingling. Interestingly, the leaves of the grown plant take on a very different form (follow the wikipedia link above).

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