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Clidemia bush growing in an Amazonian devil's garden. The garden is caused by symbiotic Myrmelachista ants that inject formic acid into the saplings of competing plants, killing them.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

Clidemia bush growing in an Amazonian devil's garden. The garden is caused by symbiotic Myrmelachista ants that inject formic acid into the saplings of competing plants, killing them. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

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