myrmecophyte


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myr·me·co·phyte

 (mûr′mĭ-kə-fīt′)
n.
A plant adapted to a mutualistic association with ants, as by having specialized cavities that shelter ant colonies.
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Noun1.myrmecophyte - plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Translations
muurahaiskasvimuurahaissuosijamyrmekofyytti
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Foliar EFN, however, demonstrated the variability expected of a context-dependent myrmecophyte that interacts with a facultative ant species assemblage across a mosaic of abiotic and biotic conditions.
1990) revealed a 36% failure rate of artificial nests (n = 50) placed in myrmecophyte acacias, but, in antless tress, only 18% (n = 49) of the nests failed (Young et al.
Extrafloral nectaries in the genus Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) in Malaysia: comparative studies of their possible significance as predispositions for myrmecophytes.