epiphytism


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epiphytism

(ˈɛpɪfɪˌtɪzəm; ˈɛpɪfaɪˌtɪzəm)
n
(Botany) the condition of being an epiphyte

epiphytism

a form of mutualism in which one plant lives on the surface of another, as moss on a tree. — epiphyte, n.
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Epiphytism in general has been proposed as an evolutionary strategy for plants found in nutrient-limited tropical environments (Benzing 1991, Dubuisson et al.