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Found Epiphyte 5 times.

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1. Ectophyte (epiphyte)
A plant that lives and grows on the outer surface of another organism, such as moss on trees.

2. Epiphyte
A plant growing on, but not parasitic on, another plant (often loosely applied to plants, such as orchids, that grow on vertical rock faces). Compare parasite , saprophyte .

3. Host
An organism on which a parasite lives and by which it is nourished (also applied, loosely, to a plant supporting an epiphyte ).

4. Saprophyte
A plant which derives its nourishment from dead organic matter and usually lacks chlorophyll . Compare epiphyte , parasite .

5. Velamen
A water-retaining outer layer of the aerial roots of some epiphyte s, especially orchids.

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