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Cavanillesia plantanifolia Seedling

Caption: This Cuipo seedling is growing near the base of an adult tree. Important differences in the survival of different species depending on how many of their neighbors are the same species may explain why tropical forests are so diverse.

Credit: Christian Ziegler

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