Ombrophile


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ombrophile

 

a plant capable of surviving prolonged rains. Examples are selaginella and spiderwort. The plants are able to endure both excessive moisture and the mechanical effects of raindrops.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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