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  • adv. In an epiphytic manner; in the manner of an epiphyte

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • After the manner of an epiphyte.


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  • A currant was common, always growing epiphytically on the trunks of large trees.

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  • _Rhododendron Dalhousiae_ grows epiphytically, a slender shrub, bearing from three to six white lemon-scented bells, four and a half inches long and as many broad, at the end of each branch.

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  • A short-stemmed palm (_Phoenix_) was tolerably abundant, and a small tree (_Pterospermum_) on which a species of grass grew epiphytically; forming a curious feature in the landscape.

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  • These plants grow epiphytically in trees and so are accustomed to some protection.

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  • You can't really call these geophytes, because the pseudobulbs are nowhere near the ground; the orchids grow epiphytically, on the trunks or branches of trees.

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  • They typically grow epiphytically -- getting moisture and nutrients from the air -- with their roots attached to trees or on rocks, in warm, humid, shady locations. -


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