ectophyte

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ectophyte

(ˈɛktəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) a parasitic plant that lives on the surface of its host
ectophytic adj
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Comparison of endophytic and ectophytic potato associated bacterial communities and their antagonistic activity against plant pathogenic fungi.
The trophic behaviour in the case of the flowers was completely ectophytic, at least in the final larval stage.