Curious nature: trees walking


Like any strange natural phenomenon, they are wrapped in legend: the plants of the species Socratea Exorrhiza are distinguished by their roots, soil and like legs. These palm trees are called walking trees" because they would be able to make short trips in search of the best position compared to only.You can be observed in Sumaco, the UNESCO biosphere in Ecuados. Furniture plants would be able to walk for a few centimeters per day up to a total of 20 meters per year, following the sun as the seasons change. In practice, the roots grow more easily from the part where they find most brightness, while on the contrary are less than those found in less favorable conditions, ensuring that the plant is "move".Photos from Flickr Ryan Somma"


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