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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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: saprophyte.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=639, retrieved 10 December 2018

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