mesophyte


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mesophyte

a plant growing in soil with a normal water content. Compare HYDROPHYTE, XEROPHYTE.
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The pattern of other mesophytes including Acer saccharum, Fraxinus, Ulmus, A.
Only on the flood plains of recent rivers and in the oases in the peripheral regions is there a rich mesophyte tree cover.
Warming [6] developed a qualitative classification of species according to their ability to use a particular share of gradient (for example, based on moisture: xerophytes, mesophytes, hygrophytes, hydrophites; on light: sciophytes and heliophytes) [5].
There is evidence that ABA normally plays a role in resistance of mesophytes to water stress.
caerulea communities in KNP occur on dry to moderately moist soils, rarely on soils with fluctuating water tables, and therefore are accompanied by mesophytes.
Although xerophytes normally have a number of adaptations to hydric stress (TURNER, 1986), mesophytes can also adapt in order to survive in environments where seasonal deficits occur (CALBO; MORAES, 2000).
plurituberosa, a montane species only known from the Jujuy province (Argentina), where it grows up to 1 800m altitude, the remaining species are widespread terrestrial mesophytes.