epiphyte


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epiphyte

/ep·i·phyte/ (ep´ĭ-fīt) an external plant parasite.epiphyt´ic

epiphyte

a plant such as some mosses and some orchids, that grows attached to another and uses it solely for purposes of support, doing it no harm, there being no parasitic association.
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Examination of the epiphytes under stereomicroscope allowed identifying the species as the filamentous brown alga Pylaiella littoralis, a common macrophyte species in the shallow coastal areas of the Baltic Sea.
Anderson RJ, Rothman MD, Share A and H Drummond Harvesting of the kelp Ecklonia maxima in South Africa affects its three obligate, red algal epiphytes.
1984, Orth & van Montfrans 2002), we incorporated aboveground seagrass and epiphyte biomass in our analyses.
Abundance of epiphytes on SAV peaked in the Barnegat Bay--Little Egg Harbor Estuary during mid-summer.
Variables such as tree species richness, tree density and percentage of trees with epiphytes were important for the first factor, while percentage dominance of one tree and the number of coffee bushes were important for the second factor.
Western population: eastern Venezuela (in the State of Bolivar), Guyana, and northwestern Brazil (in the State of Roraima), where it occurs as epiphyte in the herbaceous-bushy vegetation at the edges of the Amazon Forest; 300--1050 m elev.
1) in 2005-2006, wrack monitoring in the Gulf of Riga (MARMONI project 'Innovative approaches for marine biodiversity monitoring and assessment of conservation status of nature values in the Baltic Sea'), and Fucus/Furcellaria epiphyte sampling during 2011.
It is unusual to find a live oak that does not have many epiphytes or air plants living on it, especially resurrection fern or spanish moss, that lacy, romantic symbol of the South Spanish moss is an epiphyte, or tropical air plant, that requires another plant for mechanical support but not nutrients because it has its own system for producing food.
But the poor old Schlumbergera is a rain forest cacti, an epiphyte which lives in pockets of leaf mould in nooks and crannies in trees.
This epiphyte was found on Cladophora dalmatica in the lower zone in August at the tip station, It has not been previously reported from either Galveston or Matagorda.