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Tillandsia sp.

Tillandsia sp.

Several species of epiphytic Tillandsia bromeliads house ants in hollow cavities around their base. Little is known about these systems, but the plants do not appear to have specialized relationships with any particular ant species. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize.

belizeMyrmecophytesMyrmecophyteepiphytesrainforestBromeliadsBromeliaceaeant plants