epiphytes


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epiphytes

Plants that grow on other plants without being parasites.
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Here and there a splash of white or crimson marked the blooming of some trailing epiphyte.
Bromeliads are epiphytes - meaning they are naturally found growing attached to trees rather than with their roots in soil.
Still, with the support of protected-area management, the group was able to photograph and document specimens of epiphytes and climbers, trees, small trees and shrubs, orchids, monocot herbs, dicot herbs and ferns from the Summit Trail, Ang Ka Nature Trail and Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail at Doi Inthanon National Park on October 4 and 5.
Tapinoma litorale Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is a small, inconspicuous New World ant that nests in plant cavities, particularly in epiphytes and hollow grass stems and twigs.
The inevitable negative impact of even the first timber harvest on biodiversity, notably its impact on the demography of rare shade tolerant species and on epiphytes, is not explained.
Our oak is a miniecosystem in itself, covered in epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants) and rare lichen - home to the uncommon inquisitor beetle.
Although most leaf litter in a forest falls directly to the soil, a part of it is intercepted by tree canopies, shrubs (Lodge, 1996), understory plants (Alvarez-Sanchez and Guevara, 1999), and vascular epiphytes such as bromeliads (Lodge, 1996).
The term mangrove refers to a tidal influenced wetland ecosystem within the intertidal zone including trees, shrubs, palms and epiphytes.
To overcome drought these epiphytes have evolved anatomical (Benzing, 1980; Adams and Martin, 1986) and physiological adaptations (e.
Vascular epiphytes are characteristic and distinctive components of tropical forests and they have attracted the attention of researchers since Schimper (1888) published the first monograph on Neotropical epiphytes.