cryophytes


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cryophytes

plants that grow on ice or snow - usually algae, mosses, fungi or bacteria.
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Comparatively, caespitose and arborescent species present bigger stomata due to a better access to water resources: caespitose Blechnum species are small cryophytes that live in wetlands o peatlands, usually at high latitudes, while arborescent species appear typically in swamps and paramos near to or directly on humid to flooded soils.