- plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
How To Use epiphyte In A Sentence
- This is characterised by low trees with thin trunks, with many bromeliad and orchid epiphytes; it grows on sandy nutrient-poor soils and averages 108 plant species per hectare campinarana or Rio Negro caatinga, a tall dry shrub-woodland mosaic restricted to the Rio Negro region which grows primarily in well drained uplands. Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil
- This finding sheds new light on a recent study on cuticular properties of vascular epiphytes.
- The predominant vegetation in this region are hydrophilous trees and palms, with abundant epiphytes and scattered herbaceous layer. Orinoco Delta swamp forests
- A ride over the hills brought us to a wood of oaks, with their branches fringed with the long grey Spanish moss, and a profusion of epiphytes clinging to their bark, some splendidly in flower, showing the fantastic shapes and brilliant colours one sees in English orchid-houses. Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern
- It was partially obscured by the wilted tentacles of a suspended epiphyte.
- The native varieties are lithophyte, which grow on rocks, epiphyte, which grow on trees, and terrestrial orchids which come from a little tuber and are found growing naturally in the Adelaide Hills.
- Even if an intertidal zone existed, sea ice disturbance, as well as the unstable, gravelly substrate, would make it uninhabitable by intertidal benthos, epifauna, or epiphytes.
- Cymbidiums and dendrobiums are epiphytes, as are most of the orchids that are commonly cultivated.
- Most of them are epiphytes, growing with their roots not in soil but instead harmlessly clasping tree branches high in the forest canopy.
- Flowering epiphytes - bromeliads, orchids and cacti - are presented most commonly.