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An Epiphyte in Costa Rica.
An Epiphyte in Costa Rica.

An Epiphyte is a plant that grows off the ground on another plant, such as a tree, or another object, such as a building.

They are often found in temperate and tropical areas and they obtain their nutrients from the air, rain or debris around them.

They are important micro-habitats for many animals such as insects and amphibians.

Associated Terms: Air Plants

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