Buttress Roots Amazon
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These visitors to the Amazon provide scale for this large buttress root system. Trees are usually deep rooted to extract more nutrients, but buttress roots support are shallowly rooted trees. They are common in rain forests because most of the nutrients are inside the trees and plants of the forest leaving the soil nutrient poor.


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