Definitions of aerophyte
  1. noun
    plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
    synonyms: air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant
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    Clusia insignis, waxflower
    epiphytic clusia of British Guiana
    Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides, black moss, long moss, old man's beard
    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
    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
    Clusia major, Clusia rosea, pitch apple, strangler fig
    a common tropical American clusia having solitary white or rose flowers
    Aeschynanthus radicans, lipstick plant
    epiphyte or creeping on rocks; Malaysian plant having somewhat fleshy leaves and bright red flowers
    type of:
    flora, plant, plant life
    (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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