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(Botany) an epiphyte, esp an orchid of the large Old World tropical genus Aerides, grown for its white scented flowers spotted with red, purple, or rose, or a bromeliad, esp of the genus Tillandsia
1. an epiphyte.
2. a tropical plant, Kalanchoe pinnata, of the stonecrop family, having pale-green flowers tinged with red and new plants sprouting at the leaf notches.
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|Noun||1.||air plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it|
black moss, long moss, old man's beard, Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides - dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America
aeschynanthus - a plant of the genus Aeschynanthus having somewhat red or orange flowers and seeds having distinctive hairs at base and apex