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aestivate

(ĕs′tə-vāt′)
v.
Variant of estivate.
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Among these odd species are the welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis, see box), a strange gymnosperm with indefinitely growing leaves that is a genuine living fossil, and the shrub Myrothamnus flabellifolius, the only mainland African species of its genus and of he family Myrothamnaceae--it contains only one other species, from the arid regions of Madagascar--which estivates (becomes dormant in the summer) by drying its leaves out, folding them like a fan, and turning black and brittle.
During dry months (typically June through mid-October in central Texas), Otala lactea frequently estivates above ground on exposed surfaces, such as tree trunks, fenceposts, and weeds.
Furthermore, to maintain a positive energy balance, animal species that reside in ephemeral environments may estivate or move to locations with more favorable conditions (Ligon and Peterson, 2002; Winne et al., 9006).