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A plant that grows on bare rock or stone.
- ‘Grow lithophytes in baskets, on cork or on gravel or other planting media.’
- ‘The native varieties are lithophyte, which grow on rocks, epiphyte, which grow on trees, and terrestrial orchids which come from a little tuber and are found growing naturally in the Adelaide Hills.’
- ‘There are three basic types: lithophytes, which grow on rock surfaces; epiphytes, which are found on trees; and terrestrials, which live in the ground.’
- ‘They are mostly epiphytes and lithophytes with fleshy or wiry stems that may grow erect or pendant.’
- ‘Others are terrestrial - they grow on soil - and then there are lithophytes, which grow on rocks.’
A polyp with a calcareous skeleton; a stony coral.
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