An air plant which grows on other plants, but does not derive its nourishment from them. See Air plant.
A vegetable parasite growing on the surface of the body.
Organism that uses its host for living space with no real symbiotic relationship (epiphyte does not metabolically benefit from host)
A plant that grows on another plant but is not a parasite.
Plants that grow on other plants, like small macroalgae that grow on seagrass.
A plant that grows upon another plant but is not parasitic upon it.
A plant that grows upon another plant but does not draw food or water from it.
A plants growing on another, but not organically connected
Plant growing on another, but physiologically independent.
A plant which grows on the surface of another, but does not obtain food from the host plant.
Plant that grows on other, living plants for support
A plant which grows above ground attaching itself to trees or rocks. The Amazon Air Plant seen in many nurseries is a good example.
A plant growing on another plant (e.g. a moss on a tree) Epifyt
an organism that spends part or all of its life cycle growing on a plant
Type of vegetation that gets its physical support from the branches of other plants. Commonly found in the tropical forests.
organism growing on a plant surface, but not as a parasite
Look up "epiphyte" at the ANBG . A plant that spends its entire life using another plant as its sole physical support. Orchids, bromeliads and some ferns and mosses are common epiphytes, as are plants in the family Piperaceae. Large epiphytes are one of the distinguishing characteristics of tropical environments and are common in the continental United States only in South Florida. Epiphytes are not parasitic. They may capture nutrients from falling leaves or from rainwater running down trunks, or may depend on layers of soil built up over long periods of time on the branches of large trees. The roots of the native species of Tillandsia bromeliads are used for attachment and do not gather water or nutrients (i'm not certain that it is this exclusive.) "Tank" species such as T. utriculata have overlapping leaf bases that gather water, leaves and insects. "Air" species such as Ball Moss T. recurvata and Spanish Moss T. usneoides depend on humidity and deposition for their water and nutrients. It has been speculated that Gumbo Limbo Bursera simaruba has flaking bark to discourage the attachment of heavy bromeliad loads.
(ep´ e fyte) [Gr. epi: upon + phyton: plant] • A specialized plant that grows on the surface of other plants but does not parasitize them.
non-parasitical plants using other plants for support.
A plant growing on another without being a parasite (orchid) or on a rock or tree trunk (moss, lichen). Contrasted usually with plants rooted in the soil; sometimes parasites.
A plant, fungus, or microbe sustained entirely by nutrients and water received nonparasitically from within the canopy in which it resides.
An air plant that receives water and nutrients from the air and rain. It usually uses other plants for support.
Plant growing upon another plant, which is used as a support.
An alga which attaches itself and lives nonparasitically on another plant or on some nonliving object. Cell can attach via a mucoid holdfast or thread(s).
A plant that grows on top of another one without damaging it.
A plant that uses the trunk or stem of another plant for support, but that draws no nutrients from the host plant.
a non-parasitic plant that grows upon another plant and is nourished by accumulated wind-blown material and rainwater or condensed moisture
an organism that lives upon a plant, using only the plant for support and protection
a plant that grows on other plants and send no roots to t he ground
a plant that lives on another without stealing nourishment
a plant which grows on the surface of another plant, drawing its moisture and nutrient requirements from the air
a plant which uses another plant, often a tree, for support
plants that germinate and root on other plants
A nonparasitic plant growing upon or attached to another plant or nonliving structure.
A plant that has no roots in the soil and lives above the ground surface, supported by another plant or object. It obtains its nutrients from the air, rain water, and from organic debris on its support.
(plant growth form): Plants which grow on plants, but which are not parasitic and use the other plants only as a perch for obtaining better light or nutrients.
A plant living on another plant. Some epiphytes are parasitic in that they live at the expense of the host plant.
A plant which naturally grows upon another plant or other means of support above the earth's soil but is not parasitic; deriving it's needed moisture from the air.
an air plant that grows on other plants but is not parasitic.
a plant that grows on another, without being either parasitic or symbiotic
a plant that grows on another, e.g. ferns and lichens that grow on trees.
A plant that grows on a substrate other than the soil, such as the surface of another organism.
A plant which grows upon another plant. The epiphyte does not "eat" the plant on which it grows, but merely uses the plant for structural support, or as a way to get off the ground and into the canopy environment.
A plant that grows on the branch, stem, bark, or leaves of another plant but makes its own food.
Plant adapted to grow entirely above ground upon other plants.
(adj. epiphytic) A plant growing attached to another plant, but not parasitic; an air plant.
plants which live attached to other plants but which do not derive any nutrition from the host in the relationship.
A plant growing on, but not nourished by, another plant. Cf. Parasite. ( BCFT).
A plant that attaches itself to another plant ...
A plant which grows above ground, attaching itself to a tree or rock.
a plant growing on another plant, but not parasitic.
(EP-ih-fite) -- One plant that lives on another but does not draw nourishment from the host plant.
a plant growing on, but not parasitic on, another plant (often loosely applied to plants, such as orchids, that grow on vertical rock faces). cf. autotrophic, parasite, saprophyte.
A plant growing on but not nourished by another plant. Examples include Spanish moss, vines, ball moss, and bromeliads.
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A plant that is not rooted in soil. Epiphytes grow on other plants and obtain their nourishment and moisture from the air.
plant relying on another plant for mechanical support (but not nutritional support - see parasite)
a plant that grows upon another but does not get food, water or minerals from it.
a plant that grows on another plant - the host - using the host for support only.
A plant attached usually to another plant solely for support; not a parasite.
A plant which lives on the surface of another plant but does not take water or nutrients from the host. Forest Management
vascular plant that grows by germinating and rooting on other plants or other perched structures; sometimes called "air plants."
Plant that uses its roots to attach itself to branches high in trees, especially in tropical forests.
a plant that nourishes itself, but grows on the surface of another plant for support.
Not soil bound, but using another plant or object for support. Not a parasite.
A plant which grows on another plant but gets its nourishment from the air and rainfall. They do no damage to the host plant.
A plant which grows perched upon another plant but DOES NOT derive its nourishment from it.
A plant that derives its moisture and nutrients from the air and rain and grows usually on another plant.
a plant that grows on another plant. No parasitism is involved. The epiphyte must be rooted on the surface of the host. Vines rooted in the soil and climbing up on another plant are not epiphytes.
a plant or alga growing on another plant or alga.
A plant growing non-parasitically upon another.
A plant growing on another plant, but not taking nutrients or water from it.
Plants that grow on other plants but are not parasites. Epiphytes absorb moisture and nutrients from the air. Trees or other plants are merely used as support structures. Orchids, some mosses and lichens, and a species of cacti are all examples of epiphytic plants.
Any organism living on the surface of a plant.
Epiphytes are plants that live attached to a plant (or other structure like a rock, telephone pole or a building) and not in the ground). Epiphytes include many orchids and bromeliads. Epiphytes are not parasites; they get water and nutrients from the air (and not their host).
a plant which grows on the surface of another plant, but is not parasitic; in excessive numbers, epiphytes can reduce the amount of light reaching the host plant.
A plant living on another plant. S...
An epiphyte is any plant that grows upon or attached to another living plant. The term is from the Greek epi- (meaning 'upon') and phyton (meaning 'plant'). These plants are sometimes called "air plants" because they do not root in soil.