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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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High selfing capability and low pollinator visitation in the hummingbird-pollinated epiphyte Pitcairnia heterophylla (Bromeliaceae) at a Costa Rican mountain forest
litorale cubaense from Cuba, nesting in hollow twigs and epiphytes.
Epiphytes obtain their supply of nitrogen indirectly from their host, via leaching or decomposition of host tissue (Benzing, 1990; Hietz et al, 2002), as well as thorough wet and dry deposition and possibly mycorrhizae and N-fixation (Siddiqui and Pichtel, 2002; Clark et al.
After the field observations, the epiphytes were classified in five ecological categories according to Benzing (1990), with modifications from Kersten and Kunyioshi (2009): characteristic holoepiphytes (Epi), facultative holoepiphytes (Fac); accidental holoepiphytes (Aci), hemiepiphytes and (Hem).
Aspects of the ecology of Vascular Epiphytes in Colombian cloud forest.
3) Does the density of these amphipods vary with the load of epiphytes on the fronds?
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.
They are epiphytes, which is to say that they do not grow in soil on the forest floor, but rather high in the trees wherever litter has collected in amounts to supply water and nutrients.
Self-guided exploration on the well-marked trails allows you to stroll at leisure in the shade of ancient trees laden with vines and flowering epiphytes of every variety.