xerophyte


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xerophyte

[′zir·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant adapted to life in areas where the water supply is limited.
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Before this study, both fruit fly species had only been recorded in Tucuman at lower elevations (below 1,200 m) from xerophyte shrub land, locally known as "phyto-geographical Chaco region", to subtropical montane rainforest, commonly known as "phyto-geographical region of the Yungas" (Ovruski et al.
The current literature apparently does not agree whether blackbrush is a xerophytes or a sclerophyll.
de Monmonier (1919-2007): mineral classicist; cycad and xerophyte expert.
Relics of the xerophyte vegetation of Beringia in northeastern Asia.
These relatively dry areas usually harbor the xerophyte Polytrichum strictum.
As build-up of peat produced dry hummocks, the xerophyte Polytri chum strictum became abundant.
The word xerophyte may suggest the meaning "zero" or any other wild guess, however, when placed in a sentence, the contextual clues enable one to make an educated guess.
As a xerophyte (a plant adapted to dry air and soil), the olive loved the arid West.
Xerophyte Plant that can grow in very dry areas because of special features including hairy leaves, thick cuticles, or a small leaf area.