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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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A PLANTS that grow on the surfaces of other plants are referred to as epiphytical. They have special thickened roots that suspend in the air.