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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It is natural that bulk of thar fauna exhibit marked xerophily, with predominance of deserticolous elements well-adapted to life under desert conditions; this is so to the elements that the intermediate and phytophilous elements of the thar group have mixed xerophilous tendencies and graminicoles, like Ochrilidia, occur under conditions of extreme aridity.
Their plight was sadly familiar: drought was far more likely to devastate subsistence farmers than the owners of cattle herds, cotton or carnauba palm plantations, or other cash-crop xerophilous plants.
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.
Photo: (color) Newhall County Water District board member Lynne Plambeck wants to turn the Castaic School site into a xerophilous garden.
This flea has been characterized as a xerophilous and winter species and has been reported on Peromyscus and Neotoma spp.
In my opinion the pioneer communities developed on flyschoid eroded substrates as well as the xerophilous communities dominated by Bromopsis erectus occurring both on limestone or marly-calcareous substrates should be considered as syntaxonomically distinct from the mesophilous (natural or post-cultural) Brachypodium rupestre grasslands.
In addition to the above trees, xerophilous and soil salinity resistant shrubs are found in the island which are mainly annual plants [10,14]