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hemiparasite

[¦he·mē′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
A parasite capable of a saprophytic existence, especially certain parasitic plants containing some chlorophyll. Also known as semiparasite.
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When a different life-form was reported for a species, we translated it back to Raunkiaer's original system: aerophytes, epiphytes and hemiparasites were considered phanerophytes; cacti and succulent plants were considered phanerophytes or chamaephytes, depending on the size of the adult plant; climbers were reclassified as phanerophytes, chamaephytes, or therophytes, depending on their ability to survive the dry season.
In a controlled greenhouse study of another rare hemiparasite, Schwalbea americana L.
Relative to three epiphytes recorded, only one was determined concerning the dispersal mode (zoochoric), and the single registered hemiparasite, Psittacanthus dichrous Mart.
Phoradendron juniperinum are autotrophic hemiparasites (Kuijt 1969; Calder and Bernhardt 1983; Lei 1999), but must acquire water and mineral nutrients from its J.
Transfer of pyrrolizidine and quinolizidine alkaloids to Castilleja (Scrophulariaceae) hemiparasites from composite and legume host plants.
Variation in timing of defoliation of the hosts did not cause significant differences in root biomass of the hemiparasites between the treatments (F = 0.
These include applying these methods to plants with different morphologies and life spans, the lack of suitable methods that can be used to screen large number of plants for some types of measurements, and the problem of dealing with mutualistic associations such as mycorrhizae, epiphytes, and hemiparasites.
wightii is a hemiparasite and therefore capable of photosynthesis, it is very difficult to grow this species without a host (personal observation).