Macrophyllous


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Related to Macrophyllous: Microphyllous

Ma`croph´yl`lous


a.1.(Bot.) Having long or large leaves.
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Macrophyllous (broad-leafed) species later establish under canopies of mature microphyllous species (Smith and Goodman, 1987).
In transition zones, thornforests and deciduous forests intermix, although deciduous forests can be distinguished by its greater height (unbroken canopy is 10-20 m above ground), larger leafage (macrophyllous and mesophyllous taxa dominate contrasting with the microphyllous shrubs and trees that dominate thornforests), the reduced dominance of thorny and succulent plants, and by strong penetration of species, genera, and families showing a tropical distribution, including epiphytic orchids and bromeliads.
Similarly there is little disagreement that the sphenopsid leaf is derived from a branch system, with the difference that the number of telomes entering into the composition of such a leaf is smaller than in the case of the macrophyllous leaf.