Chasmophyte

chasmophyte

[′kaz·mə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant that grows in rock crevices.

Chasmophyte

 

a plant that grows in the crevices of rocks. Chasmophytes are a type of lithophyte.

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Catamixis baccharoides Thomson--An endemic chasmophyte of the W.
This is probably the case in the more marginal of the section Polium species, such as those of subsection Rotundifolia (Sauvage & Vindt, 1955) or of subsection Simplicipiliosa (Puech, 1976), especially those, such as chasmophyte paleoendemics (Puech, 1976; Crespo et al.
A similar disjunction is represented by Scrophularia xylorrhiza, a perennial chasmophyte with a lignified basis, which grows in cliffy section of habitat 2 below peak l [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 23 & 24 OMITTED] and in the cliffs of Arbel, by the Sea of Galilee north of Tiberia, 265 km north of Nahal Elot.
Another disjunct species is the cliff chasmophyte Rosularia lineata, which has a gap of about 80 km to the population at Nahal Hava, in the Negev Highlands, then 60 km to near Arad, in the northeastern Negev, and then 90 km to eastern Samaria.