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synonyms for epiphyte

  • aerophyte
  • epiphytic plant
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How to use epiphyte in a sentence

Any fig that begins life as an epiphyte is called a banyan, technically part of the subgenus Urostigma, and includes the well-known strangler figs.
THE INCREDIBLE FIG - ISSUE 104: HARMONYMEG LOWMANJULY 28, 2021NAUTILUS
This unique beginning means stranglers literally start life as an epiphyte with adequate light, eventually sending down roots to absorb water and nutrients below.
THE INCREDIBLE FIG - ISSUE 104: HARMONYMEG LOWMANJULY 28, 2021NAUTILUS
Spicer points out, however, that a sharing of water and nutrients also occurs among other epiphytes.
THESE FERNS MAY BE FIRST PLANTS KNOWN TO WORK TOGETHER AS ANTS DOJAKE BUEHLERJULY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
“The epiphyte lifestyle certainly facilitates group living, and group living is where all social stories start,” says Brian Whyte, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley also not involved with this research.
THESE FERNS MAY BE THE FIRST PLANTS KNOWN TO SHARE WORK LIKE ANTSJAKE BUEHLERJUNE 7, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
But the drawing-room epiphyte is nothing if she is not young—which is synonymous with power to interest and amuse.
THE GIRL OF THE PERIOD AND OTHER SOCIAL ESSAYS, VOL. II (OF 2)ELIZA LYNN LINTON
Aërides, Saccolabiums, and Vandas seem to be exceptions, as they represent the highest development of the epiphyte.
ORCHIDSJAMES O'BRIEN
Here and there a splash of white or crimson marked the blooming of some trailing epiphyte.
THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAUH. G. WELLS
This epiphyte, too, is very different in structure from wheat-rust.
SCIENCE AND PRACTICE IN FARM CULTIVATIONJAMES BUCKMAN
One is purely an epiphyte, growing attached to a tree like many of the orchids.
TROPIC DAYSE. J. BANFIELD
The same difficulty may have existed in the case of the herbaceous Miadesmia, if, as Miss Benson conjectures, it was an epiphyte.
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WORDS RELATED TO EPIPHYTE

  • aerophyte
  • epiphyte
  • epiphytic plant
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