Master of Mimicry: Newly Discovered Vine Imitates Leaves of Any Tree

Master of Mimicry: Newly Discovered Vine Imitates Leaves of Any Tree

A tree vine with chameleon-like skills  that can mimic the leaves of almost any tree it climbs on has been discovered in Chile. The Boquila trifoliolata, which just may be the most resourceful impressionist in the forest, is the first plant found to practice “memetic polymorphism,” or the ability of species to change their appearance in different […]