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The precise distinctions between xerophytes and sclerophylls are not conspicuous, presumably due to many similar environmental attributes between semi-arid coastal sclerophyllous chaparral and arid continental Mojave Desert shrublands.
That could explain the spread of Chenopodiaceae, Amaranthaceae, Ephedra, Tamarix, and other xerophytes and halophytes.
In conclusion, we can describe the study area by being arid and the type of vegetation by being scanty xerophytes with low speciation throughout the year.
This correspondence is not surprising given the diversity of ecosystems in Marmoucha's territory, ranging from forests of cedar or oak to mountain pastures of xerophytes.
All the recorded species are perennials, xerophytes and mainly dicots, except few species from the monocots.
Such plants are known as xerophytes, a group that also includes plants with deep strong root systems that can grow down to the wet soil of the water table.
minuta were found based on the following parameters: a) the spatial coverage (%) of herbaceous plants, shrubs, xerophytes and aquatic plants; b) the average height of the vegetation (cm); c) the average water depth (cm); d) the substrate type (dry, wet, flooded or underwater; and e) the average distance from a water body (cm) (Figure 1).
According to him, several xerophytes have been introduced in the harsh and arid climates and their potential as horticultural crops lies in the production of fruits that can offer commercial opportunities.
All modern species of Malesherbiaceae are xerophytes, so it is reasonable to assume that the common ancestor was also a xerophyte.
Plants growing in saline environments (halophytes) have higher osmotic pressures than xerophytes living in nonsaline environments, as shown by comparing measurements taken in the Sahara Desert (see table of data).
Nearly the entire peninsula is underlain by porous and fissured limestone with a veneer of soil and xerophytes.