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plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it

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McKey D (1984) Interaction of the ant plant Leonardoxa africana (Caesalpinaceae) with its obligate inhabitants in a rainforest in Cameroon.
Heil M, Hilpert A, Fiala B, bin Hashim R, Strohm E, Zotz G, Linsenmair KE (2002) Nutrient allocation of Macaranga triloba ant plants to growth, photosynthesis, and indirect defence.
Ant visitation of extrafloral nectaries in Passiflora: the effects of nectary attributes and ant behavior on patterns in facultative ant plant mutualisms Oecologia 2001: 409-416.
The contribution of ant plant protection studies to our understanding of mutualism.