xerophilous


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xerophilous

(zĭ-rŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Flourishing in a very dry environment.

xe·roph′i·ly n.
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The water demand varies significantly more or less depending on the organisms, which can be defined as hydrophilous or xerophilous [11-13].
Arid lands, including xerophilous scrub and grassland, represent ca.
Truxalis eximia eximia, despite its shape, is not a true graminicole, but rather a terri- graminicole, perhaps as a result of secondary re- adaptation it occurs xerophilous or at best mesophilous habitats and spends most of its time on the earth surface rather than on the vegetation.
Terrestrial, in open vegetation including xerophilous scrub and man-induced grasslands and forest clearings in areas dominated by seasonally dry Pinus and Pinus-Quercus forest, often with species of Agave, Juniperus, and Opuntia, among the most conspicuous elements, from 1800 to 2800 m elevation.
(20) By the early 1940s, the extraction of xerophilous plants such as the carnauba palm (wax), oiticica tree (oil), castor seed (oil), and the caroa cactus (hemp-like fiber) complemented cotton as the state's leading ex-port commodities.
The Szilicei plateau and the xerophilous flora of the Felso-hegy in Jaszo are characteristic and the special values of the fauna in the region include the lynx and the moufflon.
The xerophilous pollen is less frequent in AI than in zone AII, and many NAP types in zone AII are not found in zone AI.
The location, size, orography, and biogeographical history of the state of Guerrero have created a mosaic of different vegetation associations: xerophilous brush, Pinus, Quercus-Pinus, Pinus-Quercus, and Abies forests, mesophilous mountains, tropical deciduous forest, palm groves, riparian forest, and tropical semideciduous forest, among others.
Carinostoma ornatum (Starega 1976; Mitov 1986; Karaman 1995; Mitov & Stoyanov 2004), Trogulus closanicus (Weiss 1978, 1996; Komposch 1997a, 1999; Metzen & Colln 1998; Mitov & Stoyanov 2004) and the thermophilous, photophilous and xerophilous Odiellus lendli (Starega 1976; Weiss & Sarbu 1977; Mitov & Stoyanov 2004) are also included in this group.
They are all based on xerophilous subshrubs and perennial herbs with strong roots that anchor them in the crevices between the rocks and among small stones.
This flea has been characterized as a xerophilous and winter species and has been reported on Peromyscus and Neotoma spp.