heliophyte


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heliophyte

[′hē·lē·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant that thrives in full sunlight.
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Considering the strong seasonality of tropical dry forests, and the heliophyte character of J.
Most of these plants were weeds and roadside heliophytes (Yang et al.
Molino and Sabatier (2001) have shown that intermediate levels of silvicultural disturbance to Guianan tropical forests analyzed relative to percent of heliophytes produced a more species rich forest, "validating the intermediate disturbance hypothesis.
Maximum rates for both species are in the range typical for heliophytes.
glandulosa clusters coalesce, herbaceous heliophytes may succumb to shading and woody plant competition and facultative skiophytes might be eliminated by competition with woody species.
Most of the climbing species are heliophytes, that is, species that develop where there is abundant light.