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mesophyte

[′mez·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant requiring moderate amounts of moisture for optimum growth.
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The absence of fire in the Dugger Mountain Wilderness could result in unnatural conditions such as the intrusion of mesophytic species into the landscape (Lorimer 1985, McGee 1984, Wade et at 2000), but the use of prescribed fire could result in a less self-willed landscape (Parsons et at 1986) in violation of the Wilderness Act.
The group was largely formed by mesophytic grassland species belonging to the class Molinio-Arrhenatheretea R.
CHERRY County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded lower bole of Betula papyrifera in mesophytic ravine, Ladd 18259.
Extensive western mesophytic (oak-hickory) forests and forested wetlands also occur throughout the region.
This year we introduced the Forest Health Monitoring program into three mixed mesophytic states (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio), but the program includes no soils work," Twardus said.
From the mixed mesophytic forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia to the yellow pine forests of the San Bernardino Range in southern California, whole natural systems are suffering an inexorable, perhaps irreversible, decline.
To avoid incision of an endophytic tumour, it has been our practice to incise the renal capsule at the estimated deep perimeter of the tumour (based on preoperative imaging or intra-operative ultrasound), thus, more normal parenchyma was likely excised in these cases compared to mesophytic or exophytic tumours.
Correlations of understory herb distribution patterns with microhabitats under different tree species in a mixed mesophytic forest.
The area of the collection site is now considered part of the Shawnee Hills Natural Region, and characterized as mixed mesophytic forest dominated by American beech (Fagus grandifolia), sugar maple (Acer saccharum), hickory (Carya spp.
The primary habitat is mixed mesophytic hardwood forest.
Fifty years of partial harvesting in mixed mesophytic forest: Composition and productivity.