grow on the outside of trees and other plants. They include mosses,
ferns and orchids.
epiphytic orchids fall to the ground, they are doomed to die - then
(and only then) it is legitimate to harvest them for cultivation and
to the forest floor ...
As in many Asian
tropical forests, the Zingiberacae
are represented in Cat Tien - including: forest gingers, Zingiber
spp. such as Z.
spp. (the genus that includes the spice Galingal) and the delicate
substantial proportion of the park is bamboo forest which, although
much less diverse than primary forest, does support a certain
amount of wildlife and hold the soil (thus protecting riparian
zones). This rather attractive 'bamboo archway' boarders the road
near the Thac Troi (Heaven) rapids.