Friday, August 31, 2012
Some plants are total parasite while some are partial parasite.
A total parasite fully depends on other plants for their nutrition. For example - Cuscuta.
Partial parasite -
Partial parasite is a parasite that receives a part of its nutrients from host. For example; Mistletoe bears green leaves. It synthesises its own food, but receives water and mineral from host plant.other e.g. Loranthus