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Synonyms for hemiepiphyte

a plant that is an epiphyte for part of its life

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After the field observations, the epiphytes were classified in five ecological categories according to Benzing (1990), with modifications from Kersten and Kunyioshi (2009): characteristic holoepiphytes (Epi), facultative holoepiphytes (Fac); accidental holoepiphytes (Aci), hemiepiphytes and (Hem).
The structure and diversity of the liana and hemiepiphyte community were examined in the lowland forest of the Estacion Biologica Paujil at the Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillen and the Comunidad Nativa Yanesha Buenos Aires in the Oxapampa province of Pasco--Peru.
While hemiepiphytes and facultative epiphytes occupy lower strata, holoepiphytes prefer intermediate and upper strata.
HLC 43154 (HL = holoepiphyte, HM = hemiepiphyte, O = obligatory, P = preferential, F = facultative, A = accidental, P = primary, S = secondary) TABLE 2 Epiphyte specie richness in Brazilian studies Location/Reference # of Species Ilha do Mel, Paranagua, PR, 25[grados]30'S, 48[grados]23'W this study 103 Ilha do Mel, Paranagua, PR, 25[grados]30'S, 48[grados]23'W Kersten and Silva 2001 77 Macae de Cima, RJ, 22[grados]23'S, 42[grados] 47'W Fontoura et al.
Water relations and hydraulic architecture of woody hemiepiphytes. Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford, v.48, n.10, p.1825-1833, 1997.
Distribution and effects of tree growth of lianas and woody hemiepiphytes in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest.
Represented were 48 families, including trees (81 species), lianas (45), hemiepiphytes (3), shrubs (7), and parasitic shrubs (2).
The genus Vaccinium of the family Ericaceae includes about 450 species of trees, shrubs, subshrubs, and hemiepiphytes that are mainly distributed in the tropics of the Old World, Malaysia, and Southeast Asia (Luteyn 2002, Vander Kloet & Dickinson 2009, Vander Kloet & Avery, 2010).
Physiology of tropical vines and hemiepiphytes: Plants that climb up and plants that climb down.
Primary hemiepiphytes commonly undergo a tri-phasic development in growth form, from an epiphyte to a terrestrial tree when reproductive maturity is eventually achieved (Williams-Linera and Lawton 1995, Holbrook and Putz 1996).
The epiphytes were classified according to the phorophyte, using the categories proposed by Benzing (1990): habitual holoepiphytes (mostly present in the epiphytic habitat), facultative (occurring in the epiphytic habitat as well as terrestrial plants), accidental (preferentially terrestrial) and secondary hemiepiphytes (germinates on/in soil but after contact with the phorophyte the basal part with radicular/ caulinar portions degenerates).