Canopy Roots: Convergent Evolution in Rainforest Nutrient Cycles

@article{Nadkarni1981CanopyRC,
  title={Canopy Roots: Convergent Evolution in Rainforest Nutrient Cycles},
  author={N. M. Nadkarni},
  journal={Science},
  year={1981},
  volume={214},
  pages={1023 - 1024}
}
Accumulations of living and dead epiphytes in the canopy of rainforest trees provide an aboveground nutrient resource. A wide range of host tree species in both temperate and tropical rainforests gain access to these nutrients by putting forth extensive networks of adventitious roots beneath the epiphyte mats they support. 
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