lithophyte

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lithophyte

[′lith·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant that grows on rock.
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In the study sequence of the lithophytic Vriesea of Minas Gerais State, a new species and its putative closest relative, which is a poorly known taxon now introduced in cultivation, are presented here.
Inshore areas supported sparse populations of two lithophytic filamentous algae, Stigeoclonium sp.
The species of this genus are terrestrial, lithophytic or epiphytic, generally stout, with a rosetted habit, leaves with spiny or saw-like margins, elongated scape, generally with colored bracts and small showy flowers arranged in simple or compound inflorescences, sepals free or united, asymmetric, mucronated, petals free and equal, inferior ovary, fruit a berry.