The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a plant that accumulates only sugar in its leaves. Saccharophilic plants, thus, differ from amy-lophilic plants, whose end product of photosynthesis is mainly starch. Examples of saccharophilic plants are the tulip and the onion.
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