saxicolous plant

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Noun1.saxicolous plant - plants growing among rocks
rock plant - plant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden
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The distribution of Pitcairnia maidifolia ranges from Honduras to Colombia and Surinam where it grows as a terrestrial and saxicolous plant.
The saxicolous plants occur in full sun forming small groups densely aggregated in depression of the granitic surface where a very shallow layer of organic substrate has accumulated.