hemicryptophyte


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hemicryptophyte

[¦he·mē′krip·tə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant having buds at the soil surface and protected by scales, snow, or litter.
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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).
Thalictrum mirabile Small is a semi-rosette hemicryptophyte without runners (Gibson, 1961) that occurs in eastern and western Kentucky and possibly in northwestern Alabama (Boivin, 1944; Keener, 1976; Cranfill & Medley, 1981; C.
Knuth (Mohlenbrock, 1978)] is a rosette hemicryptophyte perennial without runners (Hansen, 1952) that occurs from south-central Indiana (two adjacent counties) to southern Illinois (six adjacent counties), east-central Missouri (one county), and western Kentucky (seven adjacent counties) (Harker et al.
Wells, 1984)] is a rosette hemicryptophyte perennial without runners (Hansen, 1952; Gibson, 1961).
Rohrbach, 1868)] is a semi-rosette wintergreen hemicryptophyte perennial without runners (Beatley, 1956; Gibson, 1961) that ranges from western West Virginia and south-central Ohio to western Kentucky, south to western Virginia, northwestern Georgia, and northern Alabama (Hitchcock & Maguire, 1947; Heaslip, 1948).
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.
Hemicryptophytes life form, of temperate regions, Therophytes index arid areas and mountainous areas is Chamaephytes index.
Percent of area Number of area Life form 61 82 Therophytes 22 31 Hemicryptophytes 6 8 Helophytes 4 5 Geophytes 2 3 Phanerophytes 1.
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.