parasitic plant


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Noun1.parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from itparasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
Parasitaxus ustus, parasite yew - rare and endangered monoecious parasitic conifer of New Caledonia; parasitic on Falcatifolium taxoides
buckleya, Buckleya distichophylla - parasitic shrub of the eastern United States having opposite leaves and insignificant greenish flowers followed by oily dull green olivelike fruits
Comandra pallida - woody creeping parasite of western North America having numerous thick powdery leaves and panicles of small dull-white flowers
Pyrularia pubera, rabbitwood, buffalo nut - shrub of southeastern United States parasitic on roots of hemlocks having sparse spikes of greenish flowers and pulpy drupes
family Loranthaceae, Loranthaceae, mistletoe family - in some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria
Loranthus europaeus, mistletoe - shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks
Arceuthobium pusillum, American mistletoe - small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees
fire tree, flame tree, Nuytsia floribunda, Christmas tree - a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
Old World mistletoe, Viscum album, mistletoe - Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas
false mistletoe, mistletoe - American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe
hemiparasite, semiparasite - a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and therefore is capable of photosynthesis
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The weed, known as field dodder or Cuscuta japonica, whose origin has been traced to North America, is a parasitic plant meaning that it draws nutrients from host plants and trees suffocating them, sometimes to death."It is becoming a nightmare particularly in western Kenya, the Rift Valley and in parts of the Central region," said Dr Eston Mutitu, a Senior Entomologist and Chief Research Scientist at the Kenya Forest Research Institute (Kefri).
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They begin with infectious diseases, presenting them in sections on those caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasms, viruses, nematodes, and a parasitic plant. Then they consider arthropod pests by orders and families within the classes Insecta, Symphyla, Arachnida, and Malacostraca.
The effect of consuming any part of this parasitic plant in large doses can cause digestive problems, slowed heartbeat and hallucinogenic effects in humans.
gesnerioides as parasitic plant. According to them, the weed was very common in most farms within their areas of supervision.
As mistletoe is a parasitic plant, which means it depends on a host plant to survive, it can be quite difficult to propagate yourself.
Because mistletoe is a parasitic plant, which means it depends on a host plant to survive, it can be quite difficult to propagate yourself.
Caption: Right: Indian pipe is a parasitic plant that lacks chlorophyll; below: Squawroot bearing fleshy seed pods
This could explain why chemical compositions of a parasitic plant are dependent on the host.
Parasitic plant species, Striga, are obligate root parasites which depend on sorghum for the supply of carbon, nutrients and water.
Considered the largest flower in the world, the rafflesia speciosa, a parasitic plant species of the genus Rafflesia is found in the town of Sibalom.