Definition of lithophyte in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈliTHəˌfīt/


1 Botany A plant that grows on bare rock or stone.
Example sentences
  • There are three basic types: lithophytes, which grow on rock surfaces; epiphytes, which are found on trees; and terrestrials, which live in the ground.
  • Others are terrestrial - they grow on soil - and then there are lithophytes, which grow on rocks.
  • Grow lithophytes in baskets, on cork or on gravel or other planting media.
2 Zoology A polyp with a calcareous skeleton; a stony coral.



Pronunciation: /ˌliTHəˈfitik/
Example sentences
  • Cheilanthes is a genus of small, evergreen, lithophytic, perennial ferns that inhabit warm, dry and rocky regions.
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