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Ant Tree, Red flowered The tree has a mutualistic relationship with its ants.  The tree provides sustenance for the ants and the ants defend the tree from attack.  The ant bites are fairly painful. Ant tree,Mato Grosso,Pantanal,Transpantaneira highway,Triplaris americana Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Ant Tree, Red flowered

The tree has a mutualistic relationship with its ants. The tree provides sustenance for the ants and the ants defend the tree from attack. The ant bites are fairly painful.

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"Triplaris americana" is a species of flowering plant in the knotweed family known by many common names, including ant tree or "pau-formiga", "guacamayo", "guayabo zancón", "hormiguero", "palo de Santa María", "tachí", "vara santa", "pau-de-novato", "formigueiro", "taxizeiro", and devil tree. It is native to Central and South America, occurring from Panama to Brazil.

Similar species: Pinks, Cactuses, And Allies
Species identified by NattyOne
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Uploaded Nov 14, 2022. Captured Aug 12, 2022 15:45.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1328s
  • ISO800
  • 210mm