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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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Therefore, in conclusion, the adaptations mentioned for Ericaceae predispose them to the evolution of an epiphytic lifestyle, whereas Andean orogeny during the Pliocene-Pleistocene afforded them the opportunity by providing innumerable new habitats and ecological niches in montane forest habitats.
Many commercial LAB inoculants are selected to add the ensilaged forage to predominate and outnumber the naturally epiphytic LAB present in the forage.
In June 2013, we surveyed epiphytic orchid populations at 2 sites (McBride's Pond and Cochran Lake) that were previously monitored for D.
For example, only fifty or so species of epiphytic lichens found on cork oak have been reported [79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84].
vesiculosus hosts many epiphytic macroalgal species, different species supplement each other and maximize the use of all available resources, thereby keeping the productivity of the community stable over a broad range of light intensities and providing the assurance in our changing environment (Ridder, 2008).
The analysis of the six nests suggests that the anti-predatory component might be conferred by the usage of rhizomes of epiphytic plants in nest structure.
In DAZ-3 (estimated date AD 1750-1860) the diatom assemblage stabilized, periphytic diatoms dominated over planktonic taxa and small-sized fragilarioid diatoms as well as epiphytic Achnanthes minutissima increased.
ABSTRACT In abalone farms and laboratories of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, young and postlarval abalone feed on benthic diatoms that grow on the artificial surfaces of the culture tanks, or on epiphytic diatoms growing on kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) blades provided when a change in their diet is estimated.
Epiphytic species are attached to trees, palms, stumps and rocks and even though most have been planted, there are some that are natural inhabitants, such as a clump of Neoregelia concentrica on a tree trunk.
These are the accumulation of trace elements in the peripheral and central parts of two species of epiphytic lichens transplanted to a polluted site in Portugal, micro-scale elemental distribution in the thallus of lichen transplanted to a polluted site, assessing lichen vitality during a transplantation experiment to a polluted site, assessing acid-based buffering properties of the lichen and the influence of age and pollution exposure, the bioaccumulation behavior of the lichen in relation to total deposition at a polluted location in Portugal, and the dynamics of element accumulation and release of the lichen during a long term field transplant experiment.