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xerophyte

[′zir·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant adapted to life in areas where the water supply is limited.
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The class Astragalo-Brometea described the Central Anatolian steppe is represented by the order Astragalo-Brometalia and the alliance Agropyro tauri-Stachydion lavandulifoliae which are composed of xerophytic grasslands and cushion-forming spiny xerophytic and chamaephytic communities in high altitudes.
A xerophytic plant which can be found abundantly in the Al Fazayeh region of Dhofar is Carallumaflava.
The microclimate in the canyon allows some plant species to penetrate the mountain range farther than they would outside of the canyon; as elevation increases and climate becomes drier, the proportion of tropical elements decreases and that of xerophytic elements increases along the climate-elevation gradient.
Xerophytic bushlike vegetation (with xerophytic adaptations including tuber formation, fleshiness, and leaf-size reduction), found on limestone pavements and tsingy (the Malagasy word for heavily eroded karstic limestone formations), reaches heights of 3-6m; dominant elements are Dalbergia spp.
Releve sampling was limited to locations within grassland polygons that had (1) xerophytic graminoids as the dominant plants, (2) a relatively uniform species composition, (3) a relatively uniform slope gradient and orientation, and (4) mineral soils without substantial evidence of active surface erosion, but (5) lacked a notable woody plant component and (6) occurred within a one-hour hike from a road or 20 minutes from another releve.
With the theme "Ancient Arts in Modern Times," the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Manila will display some 30 Ikebana floral arrangements, and the Cactus and Succulent Society will put up Xerophytic landscaping as well as a collection of succulents.
2003) is characterized by a marked seasonality with a dry period of 8 to 10 months, and the area is dominated by xerophytic dwarf forests (chaparral), columnar, and terrestrial cacti (Ibish et al.
The current dominant vegetation are xerophytic herbaceous plants, while in the montane level there are dense forests of deciduous Quercus along with Juniperus thurifera.
Ecophysiology of xerophytic and halophytic vegetation of a coastal alluvial plain in northern Venezuela.
Et-12-11: 08[degrees]58'N 37[degrees]51'E, Ambo Plant Protection Research Center, xerophytic forest on vertisols, 2077 m, litter (sifter), 20.
A transitional xerophytic tropical plant community of the Cape Region, Baja California.