xerophyte


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xer·o·phyte

 (zîr′ə-fīt′)
n.
A plant adapted to surviving with little water.

xer′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
xer′o·phyt′i·cal·ly adv.
xer′o·phyt′ism (-fī′tĭz-əm, -fī-tĭz′-) n.

xerophyte

(ˈzɪərəˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) a xerophilous plant, such as a cactus
xerophytic adj
ˌxeroˈphytically adv
ˈxeroˌphytism n

xe•ro•phyte

(ˈzɪər əˌfaɪt)

n.
a plant adapted for growth under dry conditions.
[1895–1900]
xe`ro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
xe`ro•phyt′i•cal•ly, adv.
xe′ro•phyt`ism, n.

xer·o·phyte

(zîr′ə-fīt′)
A plant that grows in an arid habitat; a desert plant. Cacti are xerophytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xerophyte - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of waterxerophyte - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
Translations
Xerophyt
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Tradescantia sillamontana, a xerophyte plant with the common names of White Velvet, White Gossamer Plant and Cobweb Spiderwort, is endemic to north eastern Mexico.
This climate favors the extension of a vegetation therophytic xerophyte.
For instance, Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller), a perennial succulent xerophyte, with elongated pointed fleshy leaves consisting of two parts, an outer skin (green rind) and an inner pulp (colorless mucilaginous gel), has been widely used as a healing plant in the history of mankind.
The medicinal tuberiferous xerophyte Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum) belongs to the family Pedaliaceae and is native to southern Africa [1].
It is an efficient water utilizing xerophyte, and both the young cladodes and fruits are suitable for human consumption [8].
Physiochemical and antioxidant responses of the perennial xerophyte Capparis ovata Desf to drought.
Our new biodiversinesque approach will be influenced by the 19th and 20th century public park movement and new approaches such as: xerophyte gardens, plant signatures, wildlife gardens, pictorial meadows and naturalistic plantings.
Klotz (1977) somewhat whimsically wonders whether or not we should consider Nypa as a xerophyte because it grows along estuaries which may vary in saltiness.
Didymodon acutus is a xerophyte previously known from the Fartak Mountains in Yemen (Kurschner 2008).
The native vegetation of the valleys is represented by a high-elevation deciduous xerophyte forest, mainly characterized by deep-rooted shrubs adapted to a semiarid environment (i.
Morphological traits Blackbrush Xerophyte Sclerophyll Summer dormancy X X Numerous leaves X (X) (X) Evergreen or semi-evergreen X X Thick blade X (X) (X) Small-sized leaves X (X) (X) Tough, leathery (rigid) leaves X (X) X Revolute leaf margin X X Adaxial trichomes X X X Abaxial trichomes X X X Amphistomatry X X Hypostomatry X (X) X Sunken stomata X (X) X Table 2.