MCQ on Epiphytes




Epiphytes are plants that grow harmlessly upon other plants or structures, utilizing them for physical support while obtaining nutrients from the air, rain, and debris. They don’t rely on soil and often thrive in tropical rainforests, attaching themselves to trees or rocks. This is an MCQ on Epiphytes: Characteristics with Examples.

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1. 
What is the adaptation that allows many epiphytes to capture and store rainwater and organic debris?

2. 
Some epiphytic orchids are known for their unique adaptation of:

3. 
In epiphytic bromeliads, what type of adaptation allows them to form water-holding rosettes at the base of their leaves?

4. 
Which type of epiphyte can be both epiphytic and terrestrial, depending on environmental conditions?

5. 
The term "air plant" is often used to describe:

6. 
Epiphytes are commonly found in which type of ecosystems?

7. 
What is the term for the ecological relationship between epiphytes and their host plants, where the host provides physical support but is otherwise unaffected?

8. 
What is the main function of the trichomes on the leaves of some epiphytes?

9. 
Epiphytes are often considered "indicator species" for the health of their ecosystems because:

10. 
What is the term for epiphytic plants that grow on rocks and lack a true connection to the soil or a host plant?



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