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I have a vine-type plant that is growing on areas of my Jacaranda tree (me + the tree live in Australia). It has little leaves. The roots of the vine grow on the outer-layer of bark on the tree.

Does anyone know what it is and if it will cause any probs over time or hurt the tree in any way?

roots and leaves coming out jacaranda tree

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migrated from Jun 25 '11 at 8:29

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The plant is an orchid. They like to establish themselves on the bark of a tree, because they are an epiphytic plant. They like the shade that a tree provides. This plant will in no way harm that huge tree. Most plant lovers would be thrilled to have such a lovely plant given to them for free by nature. Good luck with plant.enter image description here

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