geophyte


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geophyte

[′jē·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A perennial plant that is deeply embedded in the soil substrata.
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Dynamics of porcupine (Hystrix indica) diggings: their role in the survival and renewal of geophytes and hemi-cryptophytes in the Negev desert highlands.
Temperature requirements for seed germination and seedling development determine riming of seedling emergence of three monocotyledonous temperate forest spring geophytes.
The functional groups of chamaephytes and therophytes II were associated with wetter sites, while the groups of non-tussock hemicriptophytes I, tussock hemicriptophytes (FG4), and geophytes (FG5) were associated to the drier ones.
Life cycle, flower initiation, and propagation of the desert geophyte Allium rothii.
monogyna, Arbutus andrachne, Laurus nobilis, the vines Clematis flammula and Hedera helix, and many geophytes and herbaceous species.
No foraging was observed from the open capsules of some geophytes of the Negev when they terminated a dry stem which is longer than a few centimeters (Kamenetsky & Gutterman, 1994).
La classification des types biologique prend en compte la position de bourgeon de renovation du vegetal par rapport au sol durant la periode froide est permet de reconnaitre 5 types biologiques, definis par Raunkiaer (1934) selon la nature morphologique et qui sont: phanerophyte, chamaephyte, hemicryptophyte, geophytes et therophytes.
Anatolia is one of the richest regions for natural plants and geophytes create an important part of this richness.
Sampled areas of native vegetation were typical for the region, with a jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) overstorey and a diverse understorey of perennial shrubs and non-woody, grass-like species as well as winter annuals and some geophytes (Grove et al.
Then the Hemicryptophytes, helophytes, geophytes Phanerophytes Chamephytes, hydrophyte life forms constitute the next.
Ethnobotanical Study of Hyacinthaceae and non-Hyacinthaceous Geophytes in Selected Districts of Malawi.