Review of Reviews,  4 (1891), 398.

How Trees Fight for Life. A Scene from a Tropical Forest




Publications abstracted:

James Rodway Timehri


Botany, Darwinism

    Relates how the vegetation in tropical rain forests fights 'to get to the top, where alone there is sunlight' with such intensity that 'for a time you almost regard the trees as living beings which tear with tiger claws at each other's vitals'. Even the most beautiful tropical trees, then, experience an 'intense [...] struggle for existence'.

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