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epigean

[¦ep·ə¦jē·ən]
(botany)
Pertaining to a plant or plant part that grows above the ground surface.
(zoology)
Living near or on the ground surface, applied especially to insects.
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Effects of different frequencies of fire on an epigeal spider community in Southern Caldenal, Argentina.
Epigeal and epiphytic arthropod dry biomass varied significantly between habitat categories and throughout the season (Table 2 and Fig.
Monocots (1 cotyledon) Dicots (2 cotyledons) Usually herbaceous Herbaceous or woody Linear leaves with parallel veins Leaves with netted venation Vascular bundles scattered in stem Vascular bundles in a ring Fibrous root system Taproot system Hypogeal germination Usually epigeal germination
There are two main germination types of the seed: epigeal and hypogeal.
Upon emergence, the epigeal seedlings grow rapidly.
Other epigeal (low-growing) mosses, such as Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi, Ptilium crista-castrensis, Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, Dicranum scoparium, and many more--often species with a circumpolar distribution--form moss carpets, and though they grow mainly on the soil, like Drepanoclados uncinatus, they also occur on a wide range of substrates.
Soldiers are not present in its colonies, nor does it construct an epigeal termitarium (Nel 1968).
Termites were collected from all possible microhabitats from which colonies with brood or foragers were accessible including sound dry or decomposing wood, arboreal and epigeal nests (Nasutitermes and Microcerotermes [Termitidae], respectively), and in soil underneath stones and logs.
The seedling (Figure 1E-G) is phanerocotylar and epigeal, but the envelopes remain temporarily around the cotyledons.
There has been great concern in Brazil on the part of farmers with regard to the high incidence of "mound termites" (cupins de montiado) in pastures, that is, species whose colonies build epigeal nests in the soil.