Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.
an organism that commonly feeds on dead organic material, usually by decomposing and absorbing it, assisting in its decay, but which may in exceptional circumstances attack living hosts (e.g., those weakened by primary pathogens or stress).
A plant that derives nutrients from organic material and cannot photosynthesize.
An organism that uses dead organic matter as a source of nutrients.
Plants that absorbs soluble organic nutrients from decomposing plant or animal matter. They live in the buttresses of trees or on the forest floor. They include bacteria, fungi, and orchids. Usually they lack chlorophyll.
An organism that lives on dead or decaying matter, but does not produce infectious disease.
Look up "saprophyte" at the ANBG . Any plant that does not manufacture its own food, but depends on organic matter in the soil, in vascular plants always in conjunction with fungi. Contrast with autophyte.
There are herbivores and carnivores, and there are also saprophytes. The saprophyte lives on dead or decaying organic matter, as some fungi do. Many of the bacteria in the compost pile are also saprophytes
An organism deriving its food from dead organic matter.
nonpathogenic organism that obtains nourishment from the products of organic breakdown and decay.
Plant, usually lacking in chlorophyll, that absorbs nutrients from dead or decaying organic matter.
An organism that derives its nourishment from dead organicmatter.
A plant that draws nourishment from decaying material
a decay organism that lives on lifeless, dead, organic matter
a fungus that feeds on dead or decaying organic matter
an organism growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and bacteria
a plant that uses dead or decaying material to produce energy for itself
An organism that derives its nourishment from dead organic matter.
An organism which lives off dead or decaying matter.
Any organism that requires and utilizes preformed nutrients from dead or decaying organisms.
A plant that is dependent on dead or living organic matter from its environment for nutrition, rather than photosynthesis, however it does not kill its host.
a plant using dead organic material as food
A plant which is incapable of synthesizing all its nutrient requirements from purely inorganic substances, and which depends on dead organic food. Cf. Parasite.( BCFT).
an organism using dead organic material as food.
an organism deriving its nourishment from dead organic matter and usually lacking chlorophyll. cf. autotrophic, epiphyte, parasite.
living on dead organic matter.
(SAP-roh-fite) -- A plant that derives it's sustenance from decomposition of old plant parts. It usally lacks chlorophyl, e.g., Corollorhiza.
a plant, generally without green colour, which derives its food from dead, organic matter.
Any organism which feeds on dead organic matter.
An organism that feeds on dead organic matter.
An organism that lives on or within dead or decaying organic tissue.
an organism that can absorb nutrient from dead organic matter.
An organism that carries out external digestion of non-living organic matter and absorbs the products across the plasma membrane of its cells (e.g. fungi).
Saprophytes are organisms, usually a plant or fungi, that obtain their nutrients directly from dead material in the soil, and not through the process of photosynthesis.
A plant, a fungus, or micro-organism that lives on dead or decaying organic matter.
(pl. saprophytes, adj. saprophytic): Organism that utilizes non-living organic matter as food. (2).
An organism that lives on dead organic matter. Such organisms can be found on the outer surface of the skin
A plant that obtains its food from dead organic matter.
an organism that obtains nutrition from dead organic matter.
A fungus or plant that lives exclusively on dead plant or animal matter, commonly assisting its decay.
A fungus or bacteria that feeds on the remains of other organisms. Decomposer.
A plant that lives on dead organic matter, neither parasitic nor making its own food .
Organism which feeds on dead and decaying organisms, allowing the nutrients to be recycled into the ecosystem. Fungi and bacteria are two groups with many important saprophytes.
A plant which derives its nourishment from dead organic matter and usually lacks chlorophyll. Represented in the North Country by the ghostly white Indian Pipe ( Monotropa uniflora) and the Coralroot orchids ( Corallorrhiza spp.).
Fungus that grows by taking nourishment from dead organisms
organism which obtains its organic nutrients in solution from dead or dying tissues of any other organism.
A saprophyte is a plant that obtains nutrition from dead and decaying plant or animal tissue. Most saprophytes do not produce chlorophyll, and therefore need another source of energy. Most fungi and a few flowering plants (like some orchids and Indian pipe) are saprophytic.