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Synonyms for xerophyte

plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water

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Your 'ridiculous' answers on the xerophyte plant get shared around in the staff room at tea time, amid more laughter and, if you're lucky, at least someone will prick up their ears and say, 'Hang on a minute ...
Echis carinatus sochureki, on the other hand, occurs on rocky, sandy, and alluvial soils with vegetation varying from sparse xerophytes to moderately dense grass and scrub.
salicina community (Molinion) in including several xerophytes and mesoxerophytes, e.g., Primula veris, Polygala comosa, Carlina vulgaris, Agrimonia eupatoria.
The pollen production of local taxa is very low, among which Betula nana, Salix, Selaginella selaginoides, Dryas octopetala and steppe xerophytes Eurotia ceratoides, Ephedra and halophilous taxa Kochia prostrata, Salsola kali and Salicornia herbaceae have been identified (Pirrus 1971).
Opuntia cacti are wild xerophytes that are used in many regions of the world, primarily for food, fodder, and medicine; they generally grow in dry sunny areas, where there are few other deep-rooted plants.
Aloes are xerophytes in the Aloeaceae in the Liliales that approximately 400 species have been described in the genus Aloe [11].
Osmolyte accumulation in xerophytes as a response to environmental stress.
Vegetation of this wetland consists of; hydrophytes, halophyte, xerophytes. Wildlife consist of; xenophile fowl, fishes, amphibian and reptilian.
The current literature apparently does not agree whether blackbrush is a xerophytes or a sclerophyll.
It is built on a 200-foot-high limestone flat covered by xerophytes, bushes and vacant lands adjacent to a high coralline coastline of incredibly transparent blue waters.
* 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.
The leaf surface is also very often highly pubescent in arid zone plants (xerophytes).
Its species are typically xerophytes with numerous Cactaceae, as well as typically xerophytic Bromeliaceae like Dyckia and Encholirium.