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epilithic

(ˌɛpɪˈlɪθɪk)
adj
(Botany) (of plants) growing on the surface of rock
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Adj.1.epilithic - growing on stone; "epilithic mosses"
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Stream epilithic, epipelic and epiphytic diatoms: habitat fidelity and use in biomonitoring.
Effects of live coral, epilithic algal communities and substrate type on algal recruitment.
Epilithic diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from cloud forest and alpine streams in Bolivia, South America.
Marbles, limestones, and bricks in these artificial ecosystems have a more homogenous composition than minerals in soils, and our preliminary results indicate that biological crusts, epilithic mosses, and molluscs from these ecosystems are very sensitive indicators of metal deposition in the urban environment [21, 29].
Beech, "Epilithic and endolithic microorganisms and deterioration on stone church facades subject to urban pollution in a sub-tropical climate," Biofouling, vol.
Epilithic diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from running waters in NW Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Spain).
Assessments of benthic diversity based on years of intensive sampling have also provided species inventories for infaunal and epilithic fauna (Dunton and Schonberg, 2000) and for benthic algae (Wilce and Dunton, 2014).
Additionally, we investigate the composition of species present in epiphytic and epilithic substrates in the three lentic aquatic ecosystems.