hydrophyte


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hydrophyte

[′hī·drə‚fīt]
(botany)
A plant that grows in a moist habitat.
A plant requiring large amounts of water for growth. Also known as hygrophyte.
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The other five vascular hydrophyte species were restricted to pools and backwaters.
Wildfire reaching dry beds is deleterious to hydrophytes with exposed buds, while it enhances seed germination of weedy Mimosa spp.
Among the hydrophytes, seed fragments of Nymphaea alba were distributed evenly all over the lake, even at point VM43 with a water depth of 4.
As a result the local fish fauna and hydrophytes have started declining.
Hydrophytes: Submerged hydrophytes are those rooted in the muddy substratum.
The existence of reversed vascular bundles in the leaves of several hydrophytes led Arber (1918) to conclude that there is a "pseudoblade" in leaves with that characteristic, which results from the flattening of the petiole, resembling a phyllode.
Calamites were hydrophytes, like Equisetum, and grew on loosely consolidated substrates such as sand bars, lake and stream margins, and other unstable moist substrates (Tiffney, 1985).
Geophytes, hydrophytes and chamaephytes maintained low representation through most of the gradient, but while geophytes and hydrophytes clearly decreased and eventually disappeared from mid subalpine belt to the summits, chamaephytes increased along the high mountain and reached a high percentage towards the summits (> 30%).
Ninety-five percent of the species sampled in the reference wetland were hydrophytes and plant succession followed a centrifugal model.
The taxonomical classification and the phytogeographical origin, according to Marticorena & Quezada (1985), and the helophytes and hydrophytes taxa, according to the classification of Ramirez & Stegmeier (1982) and Ramirez & San Martin (2006).