saxicolous


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Synonyms for saxicolous

growing on or living among rocks

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Ecology: Saxicolous on rocky slopes; in northern Veracruz in humid montane forests at 1500 m.
Lichens were also found on saxicolous materials such as weathered dolomite (23 species), concrete (16), and granite (13).
This is a widespread lichen of exposed saxicolous substrates, mostly in the western two thirds of the United States and adjacent Canada.
In contrast to AM fungal colonization, average percentage root length with total DSE fungal colonization was significantly higher in epiphytes compared to saxicolous and terrestrial taxa.
Weathered concrete was the most common saxicolous substrate with 14 lichen species.
Initially we though that the absence of thickenings in this species could be related to its saxicolous habit, but another saxicolous species, Pleopeltis bryopoda, that grows together with M.
Species were classified according to life-form as epiphytes, terrestrials inside forest habitats, or saxicolous species and according to ecophysiological type after Pittendrigh (1948) and Benzing (2000) (Table IV).
The saxicolous plants occur in full sun forming small groups densely aggregated in depression of the granitic surface where a very shallow layer of organic substrate has accumulated.
The substrates of the ferns were categorized as terrestrial, epiphytic, and saxicolous (= epilithic, rupicolous).
According to Wilkins and Schmidly (1979), Nelson's pocket mouse is a saxicolous species that "inhabits suitable rocky habitat" in the southern half of the Trans-Pecos region; they also recorded specimens from eastward across the river in Terrell and Val Verde counties.
The distribution of Pitcairnia maidifolia ranges from Honduras to Colombia and Surinam where it grows as a terrestrial and saxicolous plant.
They are predominantly small plants exhibiting epiphytic and saxicolous habits (Parris in Kubitzki and Green, 1990; Parris 2001, 2003; Smith in Moran and Riba, 1995).
1), and and along with saxicolous (rock-dwelling) species can also be thigmotropic in that they grow against adjacent tree bark or rocks regardless of their orientation relative to gravity (Benzing, 1980 p.
Endemic to Bolivia; saxicolous in humid montane forests at 700-2200 m.
The saxicolous and rupicolous bromeliads start to occur in the transition zone between the cloud forest and the rock outcrops which form a narrow inclined pass which gives access to the harder, final part of the way to the pick.