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