Definition of phylloplane in English:

phylloplane

noun

Ecology
  • The phyllosphere; especially the surface of a plant's leaves, considered as a planar substrate for microorganisms.

Origin

1960s. From phyllo- + plane, after rhizoplane. Compare earlier phyllosphere.

Pronunciation

phylloplane

/ˈfɪlə(ʊ)pleɪn/