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12:43 Mar 27, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: rupícola
vegetación rupícola
keith
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Summary of answers provided
narupicolous vegetationAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naexplanation for my answer aboveMarly
napetrocolous... but I have to agree with the ones above tooMarly
nalythophyte
Yolanda Broad
narock-growing; lithophytic
Yolanda Broad


  

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18 mins
rock-growing; lithophytic


Explanation:
Here's a neat glossary for you:

LECCIONES HIPERTEXTUALES DE BOTÁNICA.GLOSARIO
... opuesto a liso. Ruminado: agrietado o resquebrajado. Runciforme: oblanceolado con márgenes lacerados o partidos. Rupícola: propio de lugares rocosos.
www.unex.es/botanica/glosario/glosaru.htm

Got the following by following the latin name for a plant identified in Spanish (found through google search) as "rúpicola":


Ramonda myconi (RBGE)
... the main flowering season of Ramonda is long since past. This ... the white form of R. myconi may be seen by ... a better illustration of the rock-growing habit of the ...
home.pathcom.com/ramond01.htm

lithophytic (rock-growing) plants. Dry streams, small grottos, and tropical ravines ... www.geocities.com/~marylois/arch103.html


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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Robert Jackson
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20 mins
lythophyte


Explanation:
Just to add to the previous, I found the following in Termium:

English:Paleontology
Systematic Botany
lithophyte s CORRECT
OBS - A plant growing on a rock, e.g., many lichens and mosses. s
1978-06-20


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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38 mins
petrocolous... but I have to agree with the ones above too


Explanation:

petrocolous
inhabiting rocks


Latin - saxicolus,-a,-um (adj. A); Saxicola,-ae (s.c. I).

French - pétricole
German - *petrocol
Spanish - rupícola


Marly

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40 mins
explanation for my answer above


Explanation:
rupicola
rupicolae living near rocks
rupes rup noun/f a rock
i i cnct connective vowel used by botanical Latin
cola col noun/f incola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix


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6 hrs
rupicolous vegetation


Explanation:
FIELDS: Paleontology, Systematic Botany

Living on, inhabiting or growing on rocks (TERMIUM)

English word -- very same etymology

SEE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES (Internet search - 39 hits) :

Its vegetation has been modelled by the development of rupestrian environment. In the higher areas vegetation is mainly RUPICOLOUS, able to live even on rocks. Where the slopes become gentlier we find more evolved species: alpine prairies, coloured with pink, blue, pale blue and yellow flowers in spring.

http://www.piemonteonline.it/pagine/iparchi/igranpar.htm

During the rainy season, on the almost bare, flat sandstone a "rupicolous
vegetation" appears. Numerous species of lichens and delicate herbs such as ...
www.mnh.si.edu/biodiversity/bdg/kaieteur/intro1.html

The flora of the grasslands is comprised of numerous species. Up to 34,600 seeds/square meters may be deposited upon the soil, which shows that the rupicolous flora is productive and very well adapted to the hardened, leached soils, which are scarcely permeable. A source of food is provided for small animals such as rodents, birds and many invertebrates.
http://www.naturesafaris.com/eco_brazilian.htm

ALSO MISPELT "rupiculous" -- 29 hits:

The uncontrolled gathering of ever-lasting-flowers for ornamentation market, has been appointed as the responsible for a significant loss in the diversity of the rupiculous vegetation, typical of the highland fields of the "Espinhaço Range" in Brazil.

etc. etc.



    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 10:48
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 97
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