hemiepiphyte


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Noun1.hemiepiphyte - a plant that is an epiphyte for part of its life
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
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STRUCTURE AND DIVERSITY OF THE LIANA AND HEMIEPIPHYTE COMMUNITY IN THE LOWLAND FOREST AT OXAPAMPA, PASCO--PERU
In this study, we utilized stable hydrogen isotopic analysis of plant xylem water and water sources to determine if there were changes in water source among the three growth phases of the hemiepiphyte Didymopanax pittieri Marchal (Araliaceae) in a tropical montane cloud forest of Costa Rica.
Two of the four species that preferred the 0-2 m stratum are facultative and another one is a primary hemiepiphyte closely related to soil.
Epiphytes, based on their observed relationship with their host plant, were characterized as obligatory holoepiphyte, preferential holoepiphytes, facultative holoepiphyte, accidental holoepiphyte, primary and secondary hemiepiphyte, based on Benzing (1990).
After the field observations, the epiphytes were classified in five ecological categories according to Benzing (1990), with modifications from Kersten and Kunyioshi (2009): characteristic holoepiphytes (Epi), facultative holoepiphytes (Fac); accidental holoepiphytes (Aci), hemiepiphytes and (Hem).
Growth and survival of aerial roots of hemiepiphytes in a lower montane tropical moist forest in Panama.
Distribution and effects of tree growth of lianas and woody hemiepiphytes in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest.
Represented were 48 families, including trees (81 species), lianas (45), hemiepiphytes (3), shrubs (7), and parasitic shrubs (2).