Home NCERT Solutions NCERT Exemplar CBSE Sample Papers NCERT Books Class 12 Class 10
Question 8

An orchid plant is growing on the branch of mango tree. How do you describe this interaction between the orchid and the mango tree?


An orchid growing on the branch of a mango tree is an epiphyte. Epiphytes are plants growing on other plants which however, do not derive nutrition from them. Therefore, the relationship between a mango tree and an orchid is an example of commensalisms, where one species gets benefited while the other remains unaffected. In the above interaction, the orchid is benefited as it gets support while the mango tree remains unaffected.

7 Comment(s) on this Question

Write a Comment: