phyto-, phyt-, -phyte

(Greek: a plant; growth; growing in a specified way or place; to produce)

oxygeophyte (s) (noun), oxygeophytes (pl)
A plant growing in humus: In her botany class, Alice learned that oxygeophytes pertained to vegetation that grew in rich soil containing decomposed organic substances.
oxygeophytic (adjective), more oxygeophtic, most oxygeophytic
Pertaining to plant communities in humus-rich habitats: Mr. Lay wondered which oxygeophytic vegetables would thrive best in his garden.
oxylophyte (s) (noun), oxylophytes (pl)
A plant growing in a humus-rich habitat: The floras in moorland areas are considered to be oxylphytes and can only exist in acidic soil.
oxyphyte (s) (noun), oxyphytes (pl)
In botany, a plant that grows in an acidic environment: In her botany book, Susan read that some vegetation is adapted to soil which lacks oxygen and are called oxyphytes.
Plants that thrive on (or in) ice.
pediophyte (s) (noun), pediophytes (pl)
A plant of an upland community: The woodland grasses and shrubs land comprise pediophytes that provide important ecosystems and help to save soil sequester carbon.
pelagophyte (s) (noun), pelagophytes (pl)
A plant living at the sea surface: A pelagophyte is specifically a heterokont algae that thrives on the top of the ocean water.
pelochthophyte (s) (noun), pelochthophytes (pl)
A mudbank plant: Jane wanted to find some pelochthophytes growing in the mud that was partly submerged next the side of the river.
pelophyte (s) (noun), pelophytes (pl)
A plant living in clay or muddy soil: In class, Mary learned that there were many kinds of vegetation that grew well in water soaked soil, called pelophytes, and among them were the canna lily, the pitcher plant, and the sycamore.
pelophytic (adjective), more pelophytic, most pelophytic
A reference to a plant that grows in clay or muddy soil: Some pelophytic flowers are the scarlet monkey flower, the riverside windflower, and the forget-me-not
1. A community of tiny organisms; such as, protozoans, hydras, insect larvae, and snails, living on the surfaces of rooted aquatic plants.
2. Sessile organisms, such as algae and small crustaceans, that live attached to surfaces projecting from the bottom of a freshwater aquatic environment.
petrochthophyte (s) (noun), petrochthophytes (pl)
Plants that grow on rocky or stony slanting areas: Jack and Jill had a wonderful time walking among the petrochthophytes that were growing among the boulders.