aerophyte definition

  • noun:
    • See epiphyte.
    • An epiphyte
    • A plant developing completely in the air, and receiving its nutrition as a result; an air plant or epiphyte.
    • A plant which lives exclusively in atmosphere, taking in all its nourishment as a result alone, as some orchids and lots of Bromeliace√¶; an air-plant. See epiphyte.
    • plant that derives dampness and nutritional elements from the environment and rain; often develops on another plant however parasitic upon it

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