Epiphytes and their contribution to canopy diversity

@article{Nieder2004EpiphytesAT,
  title={Epiphytes and their contribution to canopy diversity},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Nieder and Juliana Prosperi and Georges Michaloud},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={153},
  pages={51-63}
}
About ten percent of all vascular plant species world-wide are epiphytes and they are almost exclusively found in tropical forests. Therefore, they constitute a large part of the global plant biodiversity (10% of all species), and in tropical countries represent up to 25% of all vascular plant species. Focusing on the differences between epiphytes in the strict sense or ‘holo-epiphytes’ (non-parasitic plants that use other plants – usually trees – as growing sites all through their life-cycle… Expand

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