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WHAT DOES EPIPHYTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?
An epiphyte is a plant that grows non-parasitically upon another plant, and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it instead of the structure it is fastened to. An epiphytic organism that is not a plant is not called an epiphyte. Epiphytes are usually found in the temperate zone or in the tropics. Epiphytes provide a rich and diverse habitat for other organisms including animals, fungi, bacteria, and myxomycetes. Epiphyte is one of the subdivisions of the Raunkiær system. An epiphytic bromeliad The term epiphytic derives from the Greek epi- and phyton. Epiphytic plants are sometimes called "air plants" because they do not root in soil. However, there are many aquatic species of algae, including seaweeds, that are epiphytes on other aquatic plants. The best-known epiphytic plants include mosses, orchids, and bromeliads such as Spanish moss, but epiphytes may be found in every major group of the plant kingdom. 89% of epiphyte species are flowering plants. The second largest group are the leptosporangiate ferns, with about 2800 species.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPIPHYTIC»
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Abstract: Bacteria are a major component of the diverse epiphytic microbial flora
that are harbored by leaves of plants in temperate, tropical and subtropical
climates. In this review, we compile the information on the phyllosphere
Samuel S. Gnanamanickam, 2007
Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification
Colonization by epiphytic algae has been compared to terrestrial plant
succession, which comprises temporal changes in vertical structure and diversity,
an increase in the dominance of larger organisms, and possible facilitative effects
John D. Wehr, Robert G. Sheath, J. Patrick Kociolek, 2002
Ortho's All about Orchids
In nature, the roots of an epiphytic orchid such as Epidendrum nocturnum attach
themselves to tree branches and absorb moisture and nutrients from the
atmosphere. They are not parasitical. When an epiphytic orchid such as Laelia
flava is ...
Elvin McDonald, 1999
Experimental and Conceptual Plant Pathology
Additionally, Hirano and Upper (1983), although they partially listed epiphytic
growth of pathogenic bacteria, could affirm that epiphytism is a general
phenomenon and not an exception. 3. 1.2 Non-resident pathogens It seems,
however, that ...
Douglas A. Barnum, John F. Elder, Doyle Stephens, 2002
Nouragues: Dynamics and Plant-Animal Interactions in a ...
(X) X Epiphytic herb Dichaea trulla Rchb.f. (X) X Epiphytic herb Elleanthus
brasiliensis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. X X Epiphytic herb Elleanthus caravata (Aubl.) Rchb.f.
(X) X X Epiphytic herb Elleanthus graminifolius (Barb. Rodr.) Loijtnant (X) X X ...
F. Bongers, 2001
ORCHID ADAPTATIONS TO AN EPIPHYTIC LIFESTYLE Wesley E. Higgins The
Orchidaceae originated as terrestrial forest understory herbs approximately 100
million years ago (Chase et al. 2001). The transition to an epiphytic canopy ...
Margaret Lowman, H. Bruce Rinker, 2004
6.3.3 Epiphytic Growth A characteristic component of seagrass ecosystems is the
community of algae, bacteria, protozoa, and invertebrates attached to the plant
leaves. This attached community, which is variously referred to as epiphytes, ...
Seaweed Ecology and Physiology
The composition of the epiphytic community will be determined by the time at
which a leaf becomes available, the presence of propagules, and the habitat in
which the plant appears. Seagrass leaves appear to be particularly suitable