hemiparasite


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hem·i·par·a·site

 (hĕm′ĭ-păr′ə-sīt′)
n.
A plant, such as mistletoe, that obtains some nourishment from its host but also photosynthesizes. Also called semiparasite.

hem′i·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

hemiparasite

(ˌhɛmɪˈpærɪˌsaɪt) or

semiparasite

n
1. (Botany) a parasitic plant, such as mistletoe, that carries out photosynthesis but also obtains food from its host
2. (Biology) an organism that can live independently or parasitically
hemiparasitic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemiparasite - a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and therefore is capable of photosynthesis
parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
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It is mainly characterised as a hemiparasite with an economic importance associated to the damage it causes to plantations (CAZETTA; GALLETTI, 2003).
elastica is a hemiparasite that often grows on mango trees in India and is known to be a rich source of phenolic substances (J.
christii is a hemiparasite that forms root associations with one or more hosts to obtain water, nutrients and photosynthates to augment its growth (Heckard 1962).
Benth (hereafter referred to as Striga), an obligate root hemiparasite, poses a serious threat to cereal production in sub-Saharan Africa.
Gray (mistletoe, TAC 3888) is a native hemiparasite that has been collected to the west of Somervell County in Comanche County (Turner et al.
Brazil is one of the diversity centre of the genus, with about 65 species distributed in all major biome types of the country (Caires & Dettke, 2010) and occurring as hemiparasite on a great number of different host plant species.
In some areas, the high biomass load of this epiphyte eventually kills some branches or complete host-trees, for this reason the species has been considered a hemiparasite or structural parasite (Montana et al.
Role of ethylene in the germination of the hemiparasite Striga hermonthica.
Seed germination ecology of the rare hemiparasite Tomanthera auriculata (Scrophulariaceae).
Fernandez T, Wagner M, Varela B, Ricco R, Hajos S, Gurni A, Alvarez E (1998) Study of Argentine mistietoe, the hemiparasite Ligaria Cuneifolea (R.