what is total parasites

what s the difference between total parasites and partial parasites?

Plant that are dependent on other plants for their food are called parasites.
Total parasites are plants that are completely dependent on their host for their food like cascutta and dodder. Where as partial parasites are plants that are usually green in colour and can make little bit of food themselves means they are not completely dependent on their host for the food like mistletoe.

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total parasites are totally depended on hosts but partial parasites can make part of their food by themselves.

ex - cascutta (total parasite), mistletoe (partial parasite)

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