phyto-, phyt-, -phyte

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

macrophyte
macrophytic
macrophytophagous, macrophytophage, macrophytophagy
Eating higher plant material only.
macrophytoplankton
Composed either of large plants (megaphytoplankton) or of elongate plants such as filamentous algae.
macrothermophyte
A plant which can not tolerate low temperatures and that flourishes in a tropical environment.
megathermophyte
A plant which does not tolerate low temperatures and that exists best in a tropical environment.
mesohydrophyte
A plant that thrives under damper conditions than a true mesophyte does.
mesohydrophytic
A reference to any plant whose tolerance to moisture is intermediate between that of a mesophyte and a hydrophyte.

These terrestrial plants are adapted to neither a particularly dry nor a particularly wet environment.

An example of a mesophytic habitat would be a rural temperate meadow, which might contain Goldenrod, Clover, Oxeye Daisy, and Rosa multiflora.

mesophyte
1. A plant which is adapted to grow under adequate conditions of water supply.

In drought, conditions wilting is soon apparent as the plants have no special mechanisms to conserve water.

Most angiosperms are mesophytes. Angiosperms include all agricultural crops (including the cereal grains and other grasses), all garden flowers and most horticultural plants, all the common broad-leaved shrubs and trees, and all the usual field, garden, and roadside weeds.

2. Terrestrial plants which are adapted to neither a particularly dry nor a particularly wet environment.

An example of a mesophytic habitat would be a rural temperate meadow.

Mesophytes generally require a more or less continuous water supply and they usually have larger, thinner leaves compared to xerophytes (dry plants), sometimes with a greater number of stomata on the undersides of the leaves.

Because of their lack of particular xeromorphic adaptations, when they are exposed to extreme conditions they quickly lose water, and don't survive in drought or very dry weather and they require very medium amounts of moisture.

mesophytic
A reference to the soft tissue (green parenchyma or the primary tissue) inside a leaf, between the lower outer leaf and the upper part of the leaf.

The soft tissue is involved with photosynthesis.

mesopleustophyte
Any large plant floating freely between the surface and the floor of a lake.
metaphyte
microphyte
microphytology
myrmecophyte
1. A plant that lives in obligatory, mutual relationships with ants.
2. A myrmecophilous plant, or one that benefits from ant inhabitants and has special adaptations for housing them.