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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TABLE 1 Oribatid mites collected from tree mosses (Et-12-10) and xerophytic forest litter (Et-12-11) in Ethiopia.
South of the watershed, on the leeward side of the winds and rains, a narrow belt along the coast from Guantanamo Bay to the Point of Maisi receives less than 600 mm (24 inches) of rainfall yearly, and xerophytic thorn bushes predominate.
Echinops echinatus is a xerophytic weed commonly known as Untkatara growing in the desert places, in the plains and in the dry foot-hill areas of Indo-Pakistan, Iran and Hamalayas.
The two species of Picconia, both of which are xerophytic evergreens, grow on the islands of Macaronesia (Caetano Ferreira et al.
XEROPHYTIC WOOD/SCRUB: These are low forests of branchy, thorny, evergreen trees, and shrubs.
If every person on this earth takes even a little bit of care for the surroundings especially the environment, a lot can be achieved in terms of reducing carbon footprints," He planted sapling of xerophytic plant (plants which require less water).
According to Moore, the 2009 team also visited the Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster, which uses geothermal heating and cooling technology, photovoltaic (solar) panels and landscaping that uses native and xerophytic plants, which requires little water to survive.
Aloe vera Linn belongs to the family Liliaceae is a xerophytic medicinal plant and can be grown even in rain fed conditions.
Phytosociology of the remaining xerophytic woodland associated to an environmental gradient at the banks of the Sao Francisco river--Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brasil.
This class, which was highly developed from Greece throughout the Eastern Mediterranean river basin, occurs by many species of xerophytic and deciduous forests.
shrubs share a number characteristics of leaves of both xerophytic and sclerophyllous shrubs.