Plants that grow in or near ther surface of the ground; growing in soil. Orchids generally are found growing one of three ways: as TERRESTRIALS EPIPHYTES (the majority grow in this manner), or LITHOPHYTES [Go to source
means pertaining to the Earth, as distinct from other planets (as in extraterrestrial life). It also means pertaining to the land, as distinct from the water or air (as in a terrestrial, as opposed to aquatic, ecosystem).
living on land. References Carr, A.F. Handbook of turtles. Comstock Publishing. Ithaca, New York. 1969. Ernst, C.H., 1972. Turtles of the United States. University Press of Kentucky. Harless, M., 1979. Turtles: perspectives and research. New York. . Stebbins, Robert C., 1954. Amphibians and Reptiles of Western North America, McGraw Hill Co., New York.
living on land. References Forsyth, Adrian, 1985. Mammals of the American North. Camden House Publishing Ltd. Toronto, Jones, J. Knox, et al, 1983. Mammals of the Northern Great Plains. University of Nebraska Press. Lincoln, NE. Nowak, Ronald M., 1991. Walkers Mammals of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. Grzimek, H.C. Bernard, 1975. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Vol 12 (Mammals III). Van Nostrand and Reinhold Company New York. Whitaker, John O., 1980. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals. Alfred A. Knopf Inc.
Terrestrial means relating to the land. Terrestrial animals are adapted to living on the land most of the time (as opposed to living in the water or in trees). Deer, horses, and people are examples of terrestrial animals.