Origin of saxicolousfrom Classical Latin saxum, a rock (see saxatile) + colere, to dwell + -ous
Moss is an example of saxicolous.
The definition of saxicolous is something that lives on or among rocks.
An example of saxicolous is moss.
Growing on or living among rocks: saxicolous lichens.
Origin of saxicolousLatin saxum stone ; see sek- in Indo-European roots. -colous
- Lecanora calcarea, Lecidea calcivora and several Verrucariae), while all other saxicolous lichens may be regarded as belonging to the latter, whatever may be the mineralogical character of the substratum.
- Caliciei, various Lecideae, Xylographa), (b) As to saxicolous lichens, which occur on rocks and stones, they may be divided into two sections, viz.
- Thus in the case of saxicolous lichens the mineralogical character of the rock has of itself little or no influence upon lichen growth, which is influenced more especially and directly by their physical properties, such as their capacity for retaining heat and moisture.