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.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Glossary details: saprophyte.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=639, retrieved 20 June 2013