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Synonyms for xerophyte

plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water

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No consensus from currently literature has been reached to determine whether blackbrush is a xerophytes or a sclerophyll since blackbrush leaves possess a number of morphological and anatomical traits that are common in both woody xerophytes and sclerophylls.
Xerophytes are plants that have specialized morphological features such as hairy leaves, thick cuticles, or a small leaf area, enabling them to grow in very dry environments.
Its species are typically xerophytes with numerous Cactaceae, as well as typically xerophytic Bromeliaceae like Dyckia and Encholirium.
The xerophytes (see especially the Chenopodiaceae and Tamarix) are well represented in sub-zone AII.
Tropical thorn forest is dominated by xerophytes species such as karir, sarkand, van, kikar, jand and farash.
These types are dominated by perennial xerophytes throughout the studied period.
The majority of Lactuca species are xerophytes, well adapted
These findings are remarkable for succulent xerophytes known to be adapted to low water availability, confirming their adaptive plasticity.
Warming introduced the terms hydrophytes, xerophytes, mesophytes, and halophytes for the plants typical of wet, dry, temperate, and saline environments.
in xerophytes and deciduous trees), along with the peeling away of bark during growth, might serve the dual function of eliminating harmful epiphytes.
Examples might be the xerophytes and mesophytes of Warming or Odum's visualization of biotic diversity into producers, consumers, and decomposers.
However, sinuous anticlinal walls can reflect ecological patterns, being mentioned for most aquatic species or wet environments (Metcalfe and Chalk, 1979; Solereder, 1908), and straight anticlinal walls for xerophytes (Fahn and Cutler, 1992).
The region is also characterized by the presence of quite diverse ecosystems including oak, cedar and juniper forests, alfa steppes and high altitudes pastures where xerophytes predominate.
Most of these adaptations involving ABA are best observed in mesophytes; xerophytes often have other adaptations (Kriedemann and loveys, 1974).