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Clidemia bush growing in a devil's garden, a monoculture caused by symbiotic Myrmelachista ants that live in the plants' domatia and kill saplings of competing species.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

Clidemia bush growing in a devil's garden, a monoculture caused by symbiotic Myrmelachista ants that live in the plants' domatia and kill saplings of competing species. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

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