heliophyte


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heliophyte

a plant that requires full sunlight.
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glandulosa, a heliophyte, in ungrazed grasslands is the reduced light levels below the grass canopy.
Considering the strong seasonality of the tropical dry forest and the heliophyte character of J.
After fragmentation, forest community phylogenetic structure changed distinctly from clustered to dispersed, which was related to the relatively drier conditions in the forest following fragmentation, resulting in an increase of phylogenetically remote heliophytes and the loss of more closely related sciophytes from the forest (Liu & Zhu, 2014).
Heliophytes either dispersed by endozoochory, epizoochory or wind dispersal will not persist as canopy closure occurs, unlike shade-tolerant perennial woodland specialists.
The genus occurs as obligate heliophytes in semiarid zones in savannas sensu lato, including coastal or riverine dunes and thorn-scrub.
Other adapters are Jarava plumosa, a grass that migrates from neighbouring grasslands, and two forbs--Margyricarpus pinnatus and Tessariaabsinthioides--which are characteristic heliophytes (Cordazzo et al, 2006; Faggi & Dadon, 2007).