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.
Posted on November 7, 2012, in Cross Training, Uncategorized, Watercolours and tagged botanical gardens, epiphytes, fruit, nature, parasitic plants, rio de janeiro, trees, watercolor, watercolour, watercolour paintings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.