1. plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
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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.
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