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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.
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., 2003; USDA-NRCS, 2004; NatureServe, 2006).
Triphysaria are hemiparasitic root parasites that obtain water and nutrients from the roots of neighboring plants.