Adjective "epiphytic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɛpɪˈfɪtɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'The lowest water permeabilities were observed with evergreen leaves from epiphytic or climbing plants naturally growing in a tropical climate.'
  2. 'The evolution of pollination strategies in epiphytic flowering plants have been strongly influenced by their habitat and spatial distribution.'

Definitions

1. a plant that grows above the ground, supported nonparasitically by another plant or object, and deriving its nutrients and water from rain, the air, dust, etc.; air plant; aerophyte.

More examples(as adjective)

"bromeliads can be epiphytic."

"gastropods can be epiphytic."

"colonies can be epiphytic."

"cactuses can be epiphytic."

"blue-greens can be epiphytic."

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Origin

(epiphyte)