Definición de epiphyte en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈepəˌfīt/


A plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rainforests.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Many tropical orchids are epiphytes, growing on the side of trees, and will not do well if their roots stay wet.
  • Flowering epiphytes - bromeliads, orchids and cacti - are presented most commonly.
  • A cool, bright spot out of direct sun is best for these tropical epiphytes that grow naturally in rain-forest trees.



Pronunciación: /ˌepəˈfītl/


Pronunciación: /ˌepəˈfidik/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The evolution of pollination strategies in epiphytic flowering plants have been strongly influenced by their habitat and spatial distribution.
  • The lowest water permeabilities were observed with evergreen leaves from epiphytic or climbing plants naturally growing in a tropical climate.
  • Microstylis and its relatives, although often growing on the ground, have pseudobulbs (probably indicating epiphytic origins) and thus are really semi-terrestrial.


Mid 19th century: from epi- 'in addition' + Greek phuton 'plant'.

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División en sílabas: ep·i·phyte

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