epiphyte

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Destructive grazing, epiphytism, and disease: the dynamics of sea urchin--kelp interactions in Nova Scotia.
Whereas the fossil record seemed to suggest that ferns experienced three distinct pulses of species diversification, the Duke team's analysis shows that there was a fourth, roughly corresponding with the development of epiphytism.
They compared the occurrence of crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) and epiphytism among bromeliads in a phylogenetic context.
4] rather than oxidized N by plants native to such substrata may have been a predisposing character for epiphytism.