epiphytism


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epiphytism

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

a form of mutualism in which one plant lives on the surface of another, as moss on a tree. — epiphyte, n.
See also: Plants
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In an ecological context, epiphytism is an interaction between plants in which the epiphytic plant is dependent on the substrate supplied by the host plant (phorophyte), while obtaining nutrients directly from atmospheric moisture, without emitting haustorium structures [5].