epiphytic plant

Definitions of epiphytic plant
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n plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it

Synonyms:
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte
Types:
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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
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
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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