xeromorphy

xeromorphy

the condition of having the appearance of a XEROPHYTE due to the possession of characteristics typical of such types.
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Thus, Brassicales can play a key role in understanding of wood xeromorphy as a whole.
Soil phosphate and its role in molding the Australian flora and vegetation, with special reference to xeromorphy and sclerophylly.
They are adapted to the drought by their xeromorphy and by various different physiological mechanisms.
Soil phosphate and its role in molding segments of the Australian flora and vegetation, with special reference to xeromorphy and scleromorphy.
A number of fertilization experiments have found that increased resource availability caused a decline in xeromorphy and in nutrient-use efficiency (e.
In the perennial or shrubby species, wood xeromorphy is evident in the narrowness of vessels and in the short vessel element length.
Studies that have contrasted xeric species with species from nutrient-poor habitats suggest that the anatomical and physiological attributes associated with xeromorphy may have arisen via convergent or parallel evolution in response to a complex of environmental stresses (Givnish 1978, 1979, Connor and Doley 1981, Lamont and Kelly 1988, Stock 1988, Witkowski and Lamont 1991).
1998 Fossil evidence for the onset of xeromorphy and scleromorphy in Australian Proteaceae.
Similarly, both surfaces of cotton cotyledons typically have twice the number of stomata as true leaves, establishing a general trend toward increasing xeromorphy at successively higher nodes (Hayward 1938, Esau 1960).
Trends in specific leaf area (SLA) can be viewed in terms of the adaptive value that xeromorphy brings to trees exposed to water or salinity stress.
It is well known that Proteaceae are very strongly associated with soils deficient in nutrients, especially phosphorous, and many taxa, including those of rainforests exhibit sclerophylly and xeromorphy (Beadle, 1966).
Soil phosphate and its role in molding segments of the Australian flora and vegetation with special reference to xeromorphy and sclerophylly.