myrmecophyte

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myrmecophyte

[mər′mek·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant that houses and benefits from the habitation of ants.
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Seeds of myrmecophytes disperse separately from ant associates, and ants colonize host plants only after sapling establishment.
Competition among ants for myrmecophytes and the significance of plant trichomes.
Influence of its associated ant species on the life history od the myrmecophyte Cordia nodosa in French Guiana.
Murase K, Itioka T, Nomura M, Yamane S (2003) Intraspecific variation in the status of ant symbiosis on a myrmecophyte Macaranga bancana, between primary and secondary forests in Borneo.
Epiphytic myrmecophytes in Sarawak: mutualism through the feeding of plants by ants.