Heterotrophic Plants?

David Logan david.logan at plant-sciences.oxford.ac.uk
Wed Oct 23 10:27:21 EST 1996

There are many species of hemi and holoparasitic angiosperms. 
Hemiparasitic  species can in turn be described as either facultative 
or obligoate depending on their dependance on a host for survival. 

Examples include the root parastic, witchweed (Striga spp.) 
broomrape (Orobanche spp.), Odontites, Alectra, and many many more. 
Shoot parasites include dodder (Cuscuta spp.) mistletoe (Viscum spp.) 

I guess this is the kind of heterotrophy you mean.


david.logan at plants.ox.ac.uk

David C. Logan
Department of Plant Science
University of Oxford
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