lithophyte

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lithophyte

any plant that grows on rocky ground.
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Lithophytic rosulated herbs up to 2 m high; leaves fleshy, leaf sheaths straw colored and brown on the adaxial surface, pale brown to brown on the abaxial surface; inflorescence terminal; pistillate inflorescences twice branched; staminate inflorescences thrice branched, forming large panicles with up to 97 primary branches; peduncles sparsely lepidote; staminate flowers greenish white, tightly arranged in the apical portion of primary branches and loosely arranged in the basal portion, pistillate flowers greenish brown, loosely arranged, appearing sub-whorled, secondary branches longer than the primary bracts, filaments in the male flowers 3-5.
Wu commented, are that populations of many of the terrestrial and lithophytic orchids are extremely large.