from The Century Dictionary.
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Even the epiphytous plants sitting on the branches suggest this arboreal feature in animal life.
The most striking singularity in these tropical woods is the host of lianas or air-roots of epiphytous plants, which hang down from the lofty boughs, straight as plumb-lines, some singly, others in clusters; some reaching half way to the ground, others touching it and striking their rootlets into the earth.