Jamie Jamievande@freenet.de
Mon, 26 Jan 2004 12:49:32 PST

I run into the same reference in marine biology books.  For botany,
lithophyte is the general expression for rock growing.  I find some of the
terms a bit wanting in that they are inconsistent, but, so is it... we must
adapt ourselves!  So we have, epiphyte, lithophyte, geophyte, saprophyte,
hmmm, dendrophyte, what else?

Jamie V.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arnold Trachtenberg" <arnold@nj.rr.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 1:25 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Re: epilith

> In my search for the word epilithic, there was a strong indication that
> the word is most commonly used as referring to algae growing on coral.
> Arnold
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