epiphyte


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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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Vascular epiphyte distribution patterns: explaining the mid-elevation richness peak.
Bellavista, Distrito Alto Biavo, alrededores de la comunidad San Miguel, montane cloud forest with abundant moss and epiphytes, 8[grados]28'17.4"S, 75[grados]15'34.7"W, 750-800 m, July 2018, R Soplin s.n.
arrecta has a great plasticity, growing as an epiphyte life form over drifting floating macrophyte mats.
Therefore, arboreal wandering spider species should occur at greater heights and in greater densities on structurally complex host trees with many epiphytes than on less complex trees with few epiphytes.
Caption: Figure 2: Dry savanna environment (a) and phorophyte with epiphyte soil in dry savanna (b).
Nitrogen-15 natural abundance in a montane cloud forest canopy as an indicator of nitrogen cycling and epiphyte nutrition.
The climatic seasonality observed in the region can be identified as an important factor for epiphyte richness, since it depends on atmospheric moisture for water and nutrients uptake (Benzing, 1990).