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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Formees d'especes therophytiques, Reseda lutea (1.81), Aegilops ventricosa (1.56), Atractylis humilis (1.55) et d'une geophyte Allium roseum (1.55), ces taxons de tendance preforestiere s'opposent aux especes post-culturales comme Hordeum murinum (-2.12), Atractylis carduus (-2.03).
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. Ann.
In terms of life forms, 9% were therophytes, 23% hemicryptophytes, 6% geophytes, 42% chamaephytes, 14% nanophanerophytes, 3% microphanerophytes, and 3% helophytes.
Only new seedlings, not resprouts, were included in analyses, with one exception: for some perennial herb species (geophytes), new seedlings and individuals that emerged from bulbs or corms could not be distinguished, so analyses include both for the perennial herb group.
Age and size structure in populations of a long-lived dioecious geophyte: Borderea pyrenaica (Dioscoreaceae).
monogyna, Arbutus andrachne, Laurus nobilis, the vines Clematis flammula and Hedera helix, and many geophytes and herbaceous species.
1 Table 15 Life form of the associations reported in tables 1-13 (calculated from frequency and expressed in percent, %; H, hemicryptophyte; Ch, chamaephyte; G, geophyte; T, terophyte; NP, nanophanerophyte; P, phanerophyte).
In early summer there exists another source of nutrients, from ivy litter and the geophyte leaves of Allium ursinum.
After several years, porcupines dig into the depression again to reach the geophyte corms or bulbs which were renewed in the digging after partial consumption of a geophyte, such as Bellevalia eigii or Tulipa systola, etc.