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What is the difference between Mesophytes and Epiphytes ?

The difference between Mesophytes and Epiphytes are:

Mesophyte

  • Mesophytes are plants which require moderate amount of water.
  • They are usually found on plains and in gardens.
  • They possess an underground root system e.g. Rose.
  • SEINet - Cactaceae

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Epiphyte

  • Epiphytes are plants which grow on other plants which grow on other plants without obtaining nourishment from them.
  • They are usually found in tropical forests.
  • They possess modified roots namely: clinging roots and wandering roots. E.g. Vanda
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