Glossary: saprophyte

Definition:

a plant which derives its food wholly or partially (partial saprophyte) from dead organic matter. According to this page, there are no saprophytic flowering plants; species normally referred to as saprophytic are myco-heterotrophic.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Glossary details: saprophyte.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=639, retrieved 26 September 2017

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