rupicolous


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rupicolous

[rü′pik·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Living among or growing on rocks.
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Alcantarea compacta was discovered as a rupicolous species in the "Campos Rupestres" outcrops at the border of the counties of Santana do Pirapama and Congonhas do Norte, not far from the well known Serra do Cipo National Park.
Leon: Sobrado, Cancela, Covas strait (canyon of River Sil), 29TPH7807, grassland and rupicolous community (Saxifragion trifurcatocanaliculatae) in dolomitic limestone, 460 m asl, 29-IV-2014, F.
These rupicolous environments, where crystalline rock outcrops rise above the Depressao Sertaneja lowlands represent the inselberg environment.
Most of the few observed individuals were growing rupicolous at the border of the forest.
This new species was found growing as a rupicolous in vertical sandstones rocks, along rivers, in the "Campos Rupestres" of Caete-Acu, Palmeiras, in more or less shaded places.
meonanthum via analyses of dry leaf matter and major and trace element contents, and (2) to characterize the pH of the soils and the composition of the rocks where populations of Antirrhinum rothmaleri are found, since this species behaves as a rupicolous or subrupicolous species.
The saxicolous and rupicolous bromeliads start to occur in the transition zone between the cloud forest and the rock outcrops which form a narrow inclined pass which gives access to the harder, final part of the way to the pick.
Nearly all plant assemblages must have been modified, perhaps with exception of some aquatic and rupicolous communities.
Plant rupicolous, flowering 200-240 cm high with inflorescence extended.