hemiparasite

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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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Alkaloid uptake increases fitness in a hemiparasitic plant via reduced herbivory and increased pollination.
Plant size, spacing patterns, and host-plant selection in Osyris quadripartita, a hemiparasitic dioecious shrub.
In the other hand, Nickrent and Musselman, 2004 thought that, only hemiparasitic species moved from scrophulariacea to orobanchiacea.
During the ongoing study of parasitic and hemiparasitic plants in Colombia by the authors, a number of specimens of Castilleja collected in the paramos of the Eastern Cordillera drew our attention because of the small size of the individuals and the frequent association with Plantago rigida Kunth.
Species of Loranthaceae (Santalales) have a worldwide distribution and are composed of 75 genera and over 900 species of hemiparasitic shrubs (Nickrent 1997; Mathiasen et al.
Facilitating grassland diversification using the hemiparasitic plant Rhinanthus minor.
Orobanchaceae) or eared false-foxglove is an annual hemiparasitic species that occurs sporadically throughout the eastern and central United States (Molano-Flores et al.