sciophyte


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sciophyte

[′sī·ə‚fīt]
(botany)
A plant that thrives at lowered light intensity.
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Warming [6] developed a qualitative classification of species according to their ability to use a particular share of gradient (for example, based on moisture: xerophytes, mesophytes, hygrophytes, hydrophites; on light: sciophytes and heliophytes) [5].
vittata and Vriesea bituminosa develop as heliophiles in Afloramentos Rochosos or sciophytes in Mata de Galeria (Figure 3).
The endemics have characteristics more typical of sciophytes [i.e., thin leaves, large leaf area, weak and etiolated stems (Daubenmire, 1974; Larcher, 1995)] than do their parental taxa, The relative age of the endemic flowering plants ranges from the Late Tertiary to the Recent.