heliophyte


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heliophyte

[′hē·lē·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant that thrives in full sunlight.
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glandulosa clusters coalesce, herbaceous heliophytes may succumb to shading and woody plant competition and facultative skiophytes might be eliminated by competition with woody species.
Light levels were lower beneath the shrub, which could be a negative factor for the establishment of some annual species of heliophytes.
The bromeliads of the sandbank are in general heliophytes, with predominance of the tank-dependent species, of the subfamily Bromelioideae.