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My first guess was a Banyan Tree (a TOTAL guess); changed to Strangler Fig based on feedback. Can anyone confirm? While I'd *love* to get back out there, it might be awhile; but if you've been to Everglades maybe you recognize this type of tree.

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I guess you'll have to go back to ENP and take some more pictures. Banyan trees typically have numerous roots that reach down from the branches. Starting off, the rootlets extend themselves from the branch and slowly grow their way down to the ground and insert themselves as a support for the horizontal branch.This now becomes part of the structure of the entire tree and is able to cover an entire city block.

From your photo, the little I can tell, I suspect you might have a Strangler Fig which uses another tree for support

Posted by bob-dodge about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Strangler Fig - Photo (c) kylejones, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kyle Jones
seakay's ID: Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea)
Posted by seakay about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks Bob! I've changed my ID based on your suggestion, so maybe now others will recognize it and can confirm. Hopefully there's someone else who's been to Everglades and remembers this tree from the Royal Palm Visitor Center. Otherwise.... gee darn, I guess I'll have to go back soon. =D

Posted by seakay about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Strangler Fig - Photo (c) kylejones, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kyle Jones
michiko's ID: Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea)
Posted by michiko about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Strangler Fig - Photo (c) kylejones, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kyle Jones
seakay's ID: Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea)
Strangler Fig - Photo (c) kylejones, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kyle Jones
Community ID: Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea)
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