Sclerophyll


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Sclerophyll

 

(also sclerophyte), a stiff-leaved, drought-resistant dicotyledonous plant. The stiffness of the leaves and stems results from the presence of strongly developed mechanical tissues, which prevent wilting when there is a water deficiency. Sclerophyll herbaceous plants include the spiny clotbur of the family Compositae and the eryngo of the family Umbelliferae.

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Vegetation formations in this area are Southern Tableland dry sclerophyll forest with pockets of Southern montaine heaths, minor South-east dry sclerophyll forest on steeper hills and one location of Southern escarpment wet sclerophyll forest (Keith 2004; Tozer et al.
The characteristics of six species of living hollow-bearing trees and their importance for arboreal marsupials in the dry sclerophyll forests of southeast Queensland, Australia.
Significance of leaf orientation for leaf temperature in an Amazonian sclerophyll vegetation.
Strong host preference of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest as revealed by DNA barcoding andtaxon-specific primers.
Partitioning of rainfall in a eucalypt forest and pine plantation in southeastern Australia: II stemflow and factors affecting stemflow in a dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest and a Pinus radiata plantation.
In the presence of Myrtaceous trees one sees flying-fox face traces; in the presence of flying-foxes we can see the traces of dry sclerophyll woodlands and rainforests.
The localities and collections include: Australia, Queensland, Mount Coot-Twa near Brisbane, May 1962, sclerophyll wood (Collector R.
In wet sclerophyll forest, artefacts are non-existent on ridgesides away from riparian zones and occur at a very low density on ridgelines.
Sclerophyll leaves are adapted to environments where water is supplied in pulses because they can reduce their excessive water loss (Sobrado & Medina 1980) and are also more resistant to herbivory (Edwards et al.
Evolution and biogeography of Madrean-Tethyan sclerophyll vegetation.
HABITAT Mainly grassy ground layer of dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands, often with scattered shrubs in understorey .