Hemicryptophytes

Hemicryptophytes

 

plants whose renewal buds remain at ground level during the time of year unfavorable to vegetation. There the buds can be protected by the glumes and, in the winter, by dead leaves and the snow cover. Hemicryptophytes are one of the basic groups of living plant forms. Many herbaceous plants of the middle latitudes, such as buttercups (the tall and creeping buttercup), bugles, and dandelions are among the hemicryptophytes.

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2b); hemicryptophytes (perennating buds are at the soil surface) = 16.
Life form: Cha = Chamaephyte, Cry = Cryptophyte, Hem = Hemicryptophyte, Hy = Hydrophytes.
Then the Hemicryptophytes, helophytes, geophytes Phanerophytes Chamephytes, hydrophyte life forms constitute the next.
Hemicryptophytes life form, of temperate regions, Therophytes index arid areas and mountainous areas is Chamaephytes index.
Life form analysis of these two sites indicated the presence of therophytes (Th), chamaephytes (Ch), hemicryptophytes (H), geophytes (G) and phenerophytes (Ph).
The presence of cryptophytes and hemicryptophytes was the result of heavy grazing pressure that led the plants to reproduce and regenerate mostly through underground parts, irrespective of the climatic conditions acting there upon.
Gutterman Y (1987) Dynamics of porcupine (Hystrix indica Kerr) diggings: their role in the survival and renewal of geophytes and hemicryptophytes in the Negev Desert highlands.
The species are listed in alphabetical order within each of the two basic growth-form groups: persistents, or those with active organs that remain aboveground all year long (mainly phanerophytes and chamaephytes); and ephemerals, or [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE IV OMITTED] those that shed their aboveground parts during the harsh season (therophytes and most hemicryptophytes and geophytes).
The chamaephyte Kickxia petrana and the hemicryptophyte Silene danaensis are also endemic, common to sandstone and limestone cliffs in southwestern Jordan.
The majority of taxa associated with Ageratina luciae-brauniae and/or Solidago albopilosa are phanerophytes (40%) or hemicryptophytes (36%); 2% are chamaephytes, 13% are cryptophytes, and 9% are therophytes.