leptophyll

leptophyll

[′lep·tə‚fil]
(ecology)
A growth-form class of plants having a leaf surface area of 0.04 square inch (25 square millimeters) or less; common in alpine and desert habitats.
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The leaf size spectra was dominated by microphyll with 31 (39.74%) species followed by mesophyll (17 sp., 21.79%), nanophyll 14 (17.94%), macrophyll 6 (7.69%), leptophyll 5 (6.41%), megaphyll 2 (2.56%) and one (1.28%) species was aphyllous (Table 2, Fig.
of Percentage Leaf size species classes Therophytes 31 39.74 Microphyll Megaphanerophytes 17 21.79 Mesophyll Nanophanerophytes 11 14.10 Nanophyll Cryptophytes 12 15.38 Macrophyll Hemicryptophytes 05 6.41 Leptophyll Chamaephytes 02 2.56 Megaphyll Aphyllous Life-form classes No.
Since guatapana is the main contributor to the withered leaves, and it has leptophyll leaflets, the L layer is generally less than a centimeter and often scattered.
Plants were divided in to, (A) leptophyll, (B) nanophyll (C) microphyll (D) mesophyll and (E) megaphyll.
The community is characterized by leptophyll 57.14%, nanophylls 7.14%, microphyll 35.71%.
In this community leptophylls were dominant with a share of 65%.
This community was dominated with leptophylls with a share of 65.31% and it was followed by microphylls with the percentage of 18.37.nanophylls were least (16.33) while megaphylls and marcrophylls were absent.
This community was dominated by leptophylls and the percentage of leptophylls was 63.64%.
In this community Leptophylls were dominant with 66.67% followed by microphylls with the percentage of 25.
This community comprises of 12 plant species out of which 58.33% were Leptophylls. Microphylls constitutes 25% of the community, which was followed by megaphylls and Nanophylls with 8.37and 8.33% each.
(1) = Abundance; (2) = Life form; (3) = Leaf size; (4) = Habitat; (5) = Leaf appearance; A = abundance; Ch = Chamaephytes; Cm = Common; D = Dry; G = Geophytes; H = Hemicryptophytes; L = Leptophyll; M = Moist; Mac = Macrophyll; Mes = Mesophyll; Mic = Microphyll; N = Nanophyll; Re = Rare; S = simple; Th = Therophytes.
Using Raunkiaer's scale for the classification of leaf size, leptophylls are leaves have a surface area less than 0.04 sq in (25 sq mm) (the term is also used for the plants that bear them); nanophylls are leaves between 0.04 and 0.4 sq in (26 and 225 sq mm); microphylls are leaves between 0.4 and 28 sq in (226 and 18,225 sq mm); macrophylls are from 28 and 254 sq in (18,226 and 164,025 sq mm); and megaphylls are leaves that have a surface area greater than 254 sq in (164,026 sq mm).