are deeply rooted plants that use groundwater to fulfill parts of their water needs (Thomas, 2014).
within a National Forest." (187) The answer to the
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.
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
. The outcrops of the Pre-Cordillera rocks, contrary to the Front Cordillera, are almost totally of a sedimentary nature (with, however, some lightly metamorphized elements of various shales and schists) and they may be of various ages, Paleozoic (Cambrian, Ordovician, Gothlandian, Permian), Mesozoic (Triasic, Liasic and Cretaceaous) and Cenozoic (Miocene and Pliocene) in both continental and marine series.
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.
In addition to this total, roughly half a million acre-feet were lost due to phreatophyte
and operational inefficiency losses.
Management of phreatophyte
and riparian vegetation for maximum multiple use values.
Salix tended to exhibit tissue water relations values that were intermediate between those of Tamarix, a salt-tolerant facultative phreatophyte
, and Populus, a mesophytic obligate phreatophyte
Comparison of phreatophyte
communities on the Rio Grande in New Mexico.
Groundwater discharge by phreatophyte
shrubs in the Great Basin related to depth to groundwater.