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- n. Plural form of hemiparasite.
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Phoradendron species are "hemiparasites", meaning that they are capable of some photosynthesis and have green leaves, unlike Cuscuta.
Decomposition of sub-arctic plants with differing nitrogen economies: A functional role for hemiparasites.
For the temperate forests of southern South America, endemism at the species level is estimated to be 50% for vines, 53% for hemiparasites, 45% for all vertebrates, 76% for amphibians, 50% for freshwater fish, 36% for reptiles, 33% for mammals, and 30% for birds.