"caught in a curtain of creepers"
Public DomainCreepers - Credit: Peter Woodard

Creepers or vinesĀ  are abundant in the canopy and make up a significant proportion of the vegetation in tropical rainforests. There are over 2,500 species of vines and creepers from about 90 families. They range from small entwined vines to giant, thick ones that hang in the middle of the forest separate from the trees.