are deeply rooted plants that use groundwater to fulfill parts of their water needs (Thomas, 2014).
Groundwater discharge may also occur through the phreatophyte
vegetation (Prosopis flexuosa woodlands), estimated by Jobbagy et al.
Water uptake in woody riparian phreatophytes
of the Southwestern United States: A Stable Isotope Study.
Management of phreatophyte
and riparian vegetation for maximum multiple use values.
These diatomites, albeit bare of any perennial vegetation cover, exude small springs of highly saline waters and therefore play a determinant role in the distribution of the neighbouring vegetation almost entirely made of halophytes and phreatophytes
Riparian Vegetation--Vegetation growing along the banks of a small lake, river, swamp, or spring; also known as phreatophytes
, and riverine and riverain vegetation.
The marked seasonal phenology, independent of current soil moisture, would be expected of a deep-rooted phreatophyte
, but as indicated previously, Prosopis in the Jornada Basin is unlikely to have access to the water table, and small shrubs exhibit the same phenological patterns as do large shrubs.
0 maf, and phreatophyte
and operational efficiency losses of roughly 0.
Tamarix has been described as possessing inherently low water use efficiency (Anderson 1982), a characterization that has also been applied to aridland phreatophytes
in general (Smith and Nobel 1986).
Indirect evidence of a phreatophyte
intercepting rising capillary water and thereby affecting higher soils comes from Kushiev (2005), who reported that plantings of the Eurasian G.
Groundwater discharge by phreatophyte
shrubs in the Great Basin related to depth to groundwater.
Loheide SP, Butler JJ, Gorelick SM (2005) Estimation of groundwater consumption by phreatophytes
using diurnal water table fluctuations: a saturated-unsaturated flow assessment.