epiphyte

(redirected from epiphytically)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
One unidentified Trichomanes grew epiphytically and had DSE like the epiphytic Hymenophyllum species.
This new species is only known from the type and paratype localities, south of the city of Loja, province of Loja, growing epiphytically on shrubs in the Andean Forest at about 3000 m.