xerophyte


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xerophyte

a plant that is adapted to growing in areas with low or irregular supplies of water. Various modifications can be noted which reduce water loss by TRANSPIRATION: sunken STOMATA (e.g. Pinus); rolled leaves with the stomata on the inner surface only (e.g. MARRAM GRASS); development of leaf spines (e.g. gorse); possession of small leaves (e.g. many heathers). Compare HYDROPHYTE, MESOPHYTE.
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I think Xerophytes are spelt wrongly, or pronounced wrongly.
Before this study, both fruit fly species had only been recorded in Tucuman at lower elevations (below 1,200 m) from xerophyte shrub land, locally known as "phyto-geographical Chaco region", to subtropical montane rainforest, commonly known as "phyto-geographical region of the Yungas" (Ovruski et al.
The current literature apparently does not agree whether blackbrush is a xerophytes or a sclerophyll.
As a xerophyte (a plant adapted to dry air and soil), the olive loved the arid West.
Xerophyte Plant that can grow in very dry areas because of special features including hairy leaves, thick cuticles, or a small leaf area.
xerophyte: Plant adapted for growth under arid conditions.
In China, crops, wild plants, tropical plants, alpine plants, halophytes, xerophyte, hydrophyte, geophyte, parasitic plants, are all found to be mycorrhizal.
Relics of the xerophyte vegetation of Beringia in northeastern Asia.
They demonstrated that both assemblages are coeval and that the former represent hygrophyte associations and the latter, xerophyte ones; the vertical succession of floras is thus climatically controlled and any of them can be found in a time interval ranging from the Late Carboniferous to the Early Permian.