) is a plant that grows upon another plant (such as a tree)non-parasitically orsometimes upon some other object (such as a building or a telegraph wire), derives its moisture and nutrients from the airand rain and sometimes from debris accumulating around it, and is found in the temperate zone.
1.grow on other plants without parasitisingthem. This epiphytic lifestyle offers theadvantage of access to higher lightconcentrations without costly investment inlarge trunks and roots as used by trees.2.Tank bromeliads in tropical montane forestsrepresent unique stable pools of water, whereoverlapping leaf bases create ‘micro-ecosystems’ inhabited by many insects and evenanimals. This permanent pools of water attractthis wildlife, along with many microbes,including some microbes which produce methane.Methane serves as a key greenhouse gas fornuturing microbes in the soil.3.bromeliad family provide a unique characterfor tropical forest.
a layer of spacesa layer of ecosystem a layer of landscape
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