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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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Vegetation at this site was characterized by low stature, twisted canopy (2-8 m in height), many epiphytes and hemiepiphytes, and dense understory.
Distribution and effects of tree growth of lianas and woody hemiepiphytes in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest.
Hemiepiphytes and epiphytes are nonhyperaccumulating (e.