Feeding or growing upon decaying animal or vegetable matter; pertaining to a saprophyte or the saprophytes.
An organism that obtains nutrition from dead or decaying plant or animal tissue.
living on dead matter
(adj.) decomposer that is a plant (or plant-like) and that absorbs soluble organic nutrients. Common examples are fungi.
A plant that lives on dead organic matter such as rotting tree roots. These plants often have no need for chlorophyll thus are not at all green.
A plant (usually lacking chlorophyll) that lives on dead organic matter.
Pertaining to deriving its growth from other living or dead matter.
(of some plants or fungi) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter