lithophyte

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lithophyte

any plant that grows on rocky ground.
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Extremely low levels of allozyme variation of the two rare and endangered lithophytes or epiphytes Bulbophylhm drymoglossum and Sarcanthus scolopendrifolius (Orchidaceae).
Endangered status (ES) in Minas Gerais: EN = endangered, NE = not endangered, CE = critically endangered, NT= near threatened, VU = vulnerable.Growth form (GF): TIE = herb, SH = shrub, TR = tree, EL = epiphyte/lithophyte, EP = epiphyte, E1L = herb/lithophyte, LI = lithophyte, VI = viny.
His favorites are so-called "lithophytes": plants that can grow on rocks, branches and tree trunks without necessarily being rooted in soil.