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.