Cyprien Nicolas. Trekking in the jungle primary Bélouve Forest. This is the primary forest with flora is similar to Madagascar, East Africa, and also a bit like Asia and Oceania. Maintained by O. N. F. This is a typical forest is composed of several species, none of which really dominates. There are Fanjans, tree ferns (whose shape resembles a tree) that can reach nearly 10 feet high at the age of 100 years. Its size is very impressive, the trunks of tree ferns are often used as pots are ideal for growing flowers in general, epiphytes, particularly and especially orchids. In fact they are hollow in the trunk estate operating. They do not trap water while maintaining adequate moisture and allow root penetration epiphytes. However, the great people are increasingly rare due to poaching of wildlife that exists in these places, forcing authorities to monitor the comings and goings of tourists and to make sure they are not carrying some copies recall. Bélouve is also famous for its forest of tamarinds. It's kind of acacias endemic (ie, their geographical distribution is very localized) measuring between 7 and 12 meters high and whose trunks are twisted and bent. Tamarins need light to grow. When the soil is depleted, refunds and tall trunks of trees become more tortuous. In contrast, after a fire, quickly regenerate marmosets then lands light. In the trunks of live marmoset many epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants without being parasites), including a large number of orchids. They cling to the trunks or foams with their roots and try by all means to escape drought. Some species have focused on the leaves and stems so thick that reduce water loss. Others have covered thick aerial roots of cells capable of flooding are held. Some have developed pseudobulbs or tubers that store water. In the forest also grow many varieties of orchids and land on the outskirts of the forest, one can find large areas Ara. Unfortunately, since the colonization of the island in the seventeenth century, flora under attack from many plants colonizing introduced by settlers who destroy and gradually change the original environment. These plants are called "pests". Among these plant pests, are guava, fuchsias, and vine Maronne bringélier. Its characteristic is developing continuously and without limit or control. The climate of the meeting is very favorable in the absence of very cold weather to limit its spread, and do not suffer from pests or diseases. Often introduced as safe: remember two points report of "country", a seed stuck in the shoes of a hiker ... and nature did the rest. In the space of three centuries, colonists imported over 1,000 tropical and temperate species of which nearly 400 were naturalized.