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1. A plant that grows on rocks.
2. A coral with a hard skeleton.

lith′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.lithophytic - of or relating to lithophytes
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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31, "Growing Lady Slippers and Other Lithophytic Orchids" by Andres Golamco Jr.
See more explanations in Materials and Methods section (e) Growth form: E, epiphytic; L, lithophytic, R, rupicolous (inhabiting rock areas or rock crevices); T, terrestrial (f) NP, number of populations examined (g) %P, percentage of polymorphic loci; A, mean number of alleles per locus; [H.sub.e], genetic diversity.
Selenicereus grandiflorus is a lithophytic to epiphytic cactus that often climbs on tree trunks with clinging roots.
They maybe terrestrial (in soil), lithophytic (on rocks) or epiphytic (on top of tree branches), although most of them are terrestrial.
Ercegovic, A.--1932--Ecoloske i socioloske studije I litofitskim cijanoficejama sa Jugoslavenske obale Jadrana (Ecological and sociological studies on lithophytic cyanophytes on the Yugoslavian coast of the Adriatic Sea)--Rad Jugoslav.