Definition of Epiphytes

1. Noun. (plural of epiphyte) ¹



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Definition of Epiphytes

1. epiphyte [n] - See also: epiphyte

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epiphytes

epiphysial
epiphysial arrest
epiphysial aseptic necrosis
epiphysial cartilage
epiphysial eye
epiphysial line
epiphysial plate
epiphysiodesis
epiphysiolysis
epiphysiopathy
epiphysis
epiphysis cerebri
epiphysitis
epiphytal
epiphyte
epiphytes (current term)
epiphytic
epiphytic plant
epiphytical
epiphytically
epiphytism
epiphytisms
epiphytologies
epiphytology
epiphytotic
epiphytotics
epiphænomena
epiphænomenon
epipial
epiplankton

Literary usage of Epiphytes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"epiphytes. The struggle for light. Atmospheric humidity, iii. Tropical Rain-Forest in Asia. Vegetation and flora on the Gedeh and Salak in Java. ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Although all gradations exist between lianas, epiphytes, and ordinary soil plants ... 653), the most representative epiphytic forms occur only as epiphytes. ..."

3. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"epiphytes or Air-Plants also have roots which are through- I out life ... epiphytes, or Epiphytic plants, as the name denotes, are such as grow upon other ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1906)
"The predominating plants among these epiphytes belong to the families ... Many of these tropical epiphytes resemble miniature pineapple plants perched upon ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1906)
"The predominating plants among these epiphytes belong to the families ... Many of these tropical epiphytes resemble miniature pineapple plants perched upon ..."

6. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1907)
"epiphytes In temperate regions, where the competition among organisms is not so keen as in the Tropics, epiphytes are not nearly so common, ..."

7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"True epiphytes are widely distributed in all climates, but it is in the moist ... One thinks of epiphytes as growing upon trees, and trees are usually the ..."

8. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1905)
"(d) ROOTS OF epiphytes. The assemblage of epiphytes which is so richly developed in the tropics finds itself in the matter of nutrition and anchoring ..."

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