ombrophilous


Also found in: Dictionary.

ombrophilous

[äm′bräf·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Able to thrive in areas of abundant rainfall.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dicksonia sellowiana is a species with a rare occurrence in the studied region and associated to the ombrophilous forests, especially in the higher regions of the South of Brazil, being rare in the semideciduous formations located in the western region of southern Brazil (Gasper et al., 2011).
The taxon is endemic to Brazil, occurring in the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceara, Minas Gerais, Parafba, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte, in areas of caatinga, cerrado, ombrophilous forest and restinga (Irwin & Barneby, 1982, Souza & Bortoluzzi, 2015).
The AFPD is known mostly for its once extensive tracts of rainforests (ombrophilous forests) located close to the coast (and thus receiving more rain from the ocean).
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Sao Francisco de Paula, Centro de Pesquisas e Conservacao da Natureza Pro-Mata--CPCN Pro-Mata (29[degrees]29'08.9"S, 50[degrees]12'38.7"W, 600 to 900 m), Ombrophilous Mixed Forest (Araucaria Forest; Abreu et al.
This is formed by a set of forest formations (Dense ombrophilous, mixed ombrophilous, open ombrophilous, semideciduous, and deciduous) and associated ecosystems such as Restinga forest, mangroves, and high-altitude fields [24].
The Atlantic forest presents ombrophilous vegetation in a gradient that goes from a predominance of shrubs to dense mountain forests that differ according to soil, topography, and local climate [30].
Thus facies can be shrubby, frutescent, herbaceous, crop field, pastoral, horticultural, grazed, forested, sabulicolous, pyrophilous, silicicolous, urban, rocky, xeric, ombrophilous, etc.
It is found in mixed ombrophilous forests and in fields in the states of Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Lorenzi et al.