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  • adj. of or pertaining to an epiphyte.

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  • adj. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an epiphyte.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having the nature of an epiphyte.

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  • adj. of or relating to epiphytes


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  • She loves ascending into the canopies of giant Sitka Spruces, Western Hemlocks and Western Red Cedars to collect insects and epiphytic lichens.

    Contributor: Caitlin McDonough

  • Ms. Coelho, who not only can wax poetic about the female epiphytic cycad in the Botanical Garden's New World Lowland Rainforest exhibit or the incendiary Capsicum chinense peppers in the Edible Garden area but who also spars gamely with chipmunks on her own property, in Putnam Valley couldn't have been more generous with her time or patient with my level of horticultural idiocy.

    Growing Tomatoes With a Pro

  • We have found some of the best developed epiphytic bromeliads with large showy flowers there, and at least two species of mistletoes.

    Peace and beauty - roaming the hills around Morelia

  • Vines of the largest size, creepers, aroids, and bromeliads and more than 150 orchid species are part of the epiphytic realm that grows over the giant trees.

    Magdalena-Urabá moist forests

  • Together with epiphytic herbaceous communities (orquedeae, bromeliaceae, cacti, and mosses), and rhodophytes, the mangroves form complex forests responsible for providing a physical buffer against sea swells and winds on the coast, purifying the salt in marine breezes, enriching the coastal profile and producing soil recovery.

    Manabí mangroves

  • Born's view of the big epiphytic bromeliad several meters down the vine was unobstructed.


  • He found what might serve-a certain epiphytic orchid that nestled in the crotch formed by the great lower limbs of an emergent.


  • The understory is characterized by extensive moss growth, both on the ground and on trees, as well as by the occurrence of epiphytic orchids such as Asplenium nidus and ferns such as Freycinetia sp.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • Many succulents possess CAM, as do semisucculents such as some yuccas, epiphytic (growing on trees or rocks) orchids, and xerophytic (arid-adapted) bromeliads.

    Adaptations of desert plants

  • Unionoidae shells provide a suitable substrate for epiphytic and epizoic colonization, and help stabilize fine-grained sediments that other organisms use for habitat.

    Freshwater mussels in North America - factors affecting their endangerment and extinction


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