air plant definition

  • noun:
    • See epiphyte.
    • epiphyte
    • A plant unconnected using the ground and apparently living on environment: applied to epiphytes, but not often to parasites. Many epiphytic orchids in cultivation tend to be popularly so named.
    • plant that derives dampness and nutritional elements from atmosphere and rainfall; frequently grows on another plant however parasitic upon it
    • See epiphyte.
    • epiphyte
    • A plant unconnected using the floor and obviously living on environment: placed on epiphytes, but not often to parasites. Numerous epiphytic orchids in cultivation tend to be popularly so named.
    • plant that derives dampness and vitamins from the air and rainfall; typically develops on another plant not parasitic about it
  • others:
    • A plant deriving its sustenance from atmosphere alone; an aërophyte.
    • A plant deriving its sustenance through the environment alone; an aërophyte.

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