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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Ludwig, Ferdinand; Middleton Wilfrid; Gallenmüller, Friederike; Rogers, Patrick; Speck, Thomas 
Title:
Living bridges using aerial roots of ficus elastica - an interdisciplinary perspective 
Abstract:
Here we report on a pilot study of the Living Root Bridges (LRBs) in the indian State Meghalaya, which are grown with aerial roots of Ficus elastica, a facultative hemiepiphyte developing abundant aerial roots. Locals use these aerial roots to build living bridges, which strengthen themselves over time due to adaptive secondary growth and their capacity to form a mechanically stable structure via inosculations. An extensive inventory of LRBs in Meghalaya including data of location, altitude, app...    »
 
Journal title:
Scientific reports 
Year:
2019