hydrophyte


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hydrophyte

[′hī·drə‚fīt]
(botany)
A plant that grows in a moist habitat.
A plant requiring large amounts of water for growth. Also known as hygrophyte.
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In addition to presenting turbidity data, we related turbidity data to Secchi depths on the basis of Davies-Colley and Smith (2001), as hydrophyte light limitations have been reported in relation to Secchi depth rather than turbidity (i.
Second, hydrophytes generally have a poorly developed root system as the necessary nutrients could be absorbed directly by roots and shoot surfaces that are in contact with water (Radhika and Rodrigues, 2007).
As a result the local fish fauna and hydrophytes have started declining.
Life form: Cha = Chamaephyte, Cry = Cryptophyte, Hem = Hemicryptophyte, Hy = Hydrophytes.
The wet meadow generally had 20-38 cm of standing water with scattered patches of Typha and open water with hydrophytes.
Influence of hydrophytes abundance on the spatial distribution of zooplankton in selected lakes in Greece.
Calamites were hydrophytes, like Equisetum, and grew on loosely consolidated substrates such as sand bars, lake and stream margins, and other unstable moist substrates (Tiffney, 1985).
Ninety-five percent of the species sampled in the reference wetland were hydrophytes and plant succession followed a centrifugal model.
Vegetation of this wetland consists of; hydrophytes, halophyte, xerophytes.