Glossary: myco-heterotrophic


plants which obtain their nutrients through a mycorrhizal fungus that is attached to the root of a photosynthetic plant. Such species is neither a parasite (directly attached to the host) nor a true saprophyte (directly obtaining nutrients from dead matter).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Glossary details: myco-heterotrophic., retrieved 22 March 2018

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