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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Ant Plant [Dischidia major]
Ant Plant also known as Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls.
There are two kinds of leaves, arranged opposite one another. Small circular fat leaves [2-2.5cm] and larger hollow leaves [7-12cm long] that are oval. The large leaves are yellowish green on the outside and purple on the inside. These hollow leaves have an entrance at the base for ants and aerial roots. Ants actually take up residence inside the large hollow leaves. The ants get a safe place to stay, while the plant benefits from the minerals found in the ants left-overs and wastes.


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