heliophyte


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heliophyte

a plant that requires full sunlight.
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The number of shade tolerant species in this forest site resulted in a negative relationship between the openness level of the canopy and light incidence on the lowest stratas that hindered regeneration of the heliophyte species of the initial successional stages (Durigan et al.
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.
(1991) mentioned that plants exhibit several kinds of adaptation to the prevailing irradiance, phenotypic adaptation (modulative and modificative) and genotypic adaptation (heliophyte and sciophyte plants) and that these adaptations are not mutually exclusive, bit superimposed so that they permit fine adjustments that guarantee the greatest possible efficiency of radiant energy utilization (Larcher 1983).
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).
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].
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.