sclerophyllous


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sclerophyllous

[¦skler·ə¦fil·əs]
(botany)
Characterized by thick, hard foliage due to well-developed sclerenchymatous tissue.
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General morphology, anatomical structure, and nutrient content of sclerophyllous leaves of the "bana" vegetation of Amazonas.
7(-10) cm long, 3-6 mm wide, lanceolate, flat, thick slightly sclerophyllous, base slightly rounded to subcordate, adaxially sparsely long-pilose, the hairs up to 4 mm long, more abundant toward the ligular area, abaxially glabrous, margins scabrellous, apex acute; synflorescence with 2(-3) racemes, digitately inserted or on a short axis about 1 cm long; racemes 2-6.
In the western half of Madagascar, below elevations of 800 m, montane forest shifts to Dry Deciduous Forest, dominated by sclerophyllous trees and shrubs, as this area falls within the rain shadow created by the eastern mountains.
The study site had uneven topography (elevation 300-1,800 m, slopes to 40[degrees]) and vegetation comprised of sclerophyllous forests and shrublands (Gajardo, 1994).
1998): Sclerophyllous vegetation dynamics in the north of the Iberian peninsula during the last 16,000 years.
Early Greece was covered by a dense Sclerophyllous forest, but the trees were cut down and soil erosion did the rest.
shrubs share a number characteristics of leaves of both xerophytic and sclerophyllous shrubs.
Increased biomass burning from increased climatic variability resulted in more open and sclerophyllous vegetation, increased salinity, and a further reduction in water availability in the surface environment (Kershaw et al.
The forest is surrounded by evergreen sclerophyllous forest of Quercus ilex subsp.