Hemi-epiphytes

Hemi-epiphytes, also known as taproot epiphytes, are trees that establish as epiphytes on other trees, tree ferns or shrubs and then grow taproots that eventually enable the species to grow independently of its original host.

Eleven vascular plants species have been recorded as hemi-epiphytes in New Zealand. They are:

 

 

This page last updated on 11 Jan 2013