epiphytic plant

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Noun1.epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rainepiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Clusia insignis, waxflower - epiphytic clusia of British Guiana
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
hemiepiphyte, semiepiphyte - a plant that is an epiphyte for part of its life
strangler, strangler tree - an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree
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This information is also essential to explain processes such as gene flow and genetic structuring in epiphytic plant populations (e.g., Cascante-Marin, Oostermeijer, Wolf, & Fuchs, 2014).
Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides (L.) (Poales: Bromeliaceae), is an epiphytic plant that ranges from the coastal plain of the southeastern USA extending through Central America south to Argentina and Chile (Garth 1964).
Genetic variation in a tropical tree species influences the associated epiphytic plant and invertebrate communities in a complex forest ecosystem.
Evolutionarily, these observations point to a prevalence of diffuse selection acting upon the outcomes of stochastic dispersal events and as shaped by pre-existing species mutualisms (Azteca-Cordia, in this case) and by pre-existing morphological adaptations and growth responses of the two epiphytic plant species permitted by the ants to remain on the Cordia.
The epiphytic plant uses them as ropes to secure itself and to keep its balance in spite of bumps and gusts of wind".
Last year I followed up on some advice given to our local epiphytic plant society by a chap who spent 30 years in charge of the very successful sub-tropical Fernery at the 52 hectare Pukekura Park in New Plymouth (NZ).
The top place was won by the Istiqlal Secondary School for Girls for its project on the multiple use of lubricants for cars, while the Omaima Bint Al-Nu'man Secondary Girls School won second place for its research on Epiphytic plants. The Al Hidd Secondary School for Girls came in third place with its project on producing bioethanol from paper waste.
Spineless epiphytic plants are unlike other cacti found in semi-arid places, as they have adapted to grow among leaf litter on branches of trees in tropical forests.
For a second time this year, scientists from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens collaborated with colleagues from Caves Branch Botanical Gardens (CBBG) as well as the University of Belize Environmental Research Institute to conduct a country-wide inventory of epiphytic plants in Belize.