Which relationship does an orchid growing as an epiphyte on a tree describe?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which relationship does an orchid growing as an epiphyte on a tree describe?
 
(a) Commensalism
 
(b) Mutualism
 
(c) Parasitism
 
(d) Amensalism
 
I had been asked this question in homework.
 
My doubt is from Population Interactions-1 topic in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct choice is (a) Commensalism
 
The best I can explain: An orchid growing on epiphyte is an example of commensalism. Epiphytes grow on trees for air and sunlight while the tree is not harmed due to its presence. Another epiphyte growing on trees is a fern.