Epiphyte or Parasite?

An epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic.  It obtains  nutrients and water from the air.

This is a painting from a picture I took at the Botanical Gardens in Rio de Janeiro.  There was no label so I don’t know if the other plants growing on the tree were parasites or epiphytes.

There appears to be at least 2 different types of plant growing on this tree.  I took liberties with the colour of the tree trunk but the fruit was orange.

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Posted on November 7, 2012, in Cross Training, Uncategorized, Watercolours and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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