Derrick Posted February 22, 2014 Report Share Posted February 22, 2014 As far as I am aware, Australia has no ant gardens, hence in the island continent this non-obligate myrmecophyte species tends to be an occasional semi-parasite on the ant and plant relationships of myrmecodomic (ant-house) species. It is not parasitic in the sense seen in mistletoe species. However, in southern Asia, it is a frequent symbiont of ant gardens where the relationship is mutualistic. Its seed is attractive to ants which take them into their epiphytic nests where they may germinate. Edited. Dischidia nummularia with tubers of myrmecodomic (ant-house) myrmecodias. Iron Range National Park, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia.JPG] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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