a plant which derives its food
wholly or partially (partial saprophyte) from dead organic
matter. According to this page, there are no saprophytic flowering plants; species normally referred to as saprophytic are myco-heterotrophic.
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. Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: saprophyte.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=639, retrieved 28 April 2017