heliophyte


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heliophyte

(ˈhiːlɪəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) any plant that grows best in direct sunlight
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In addition, it is a pioneer species and a heliophyte (Lorenzi, 2008), very useful to initiate the process of succession in open areas, exposed to solar radiation.
cultratus is classified as a heliophyte, and depending on the environment, it can behave as a pioneer (Lorenzi, 2002), early secondary (Durigan, Figliolia, Kawabata, Garrido, & Baitello, 1997) or late secondary (Ferretti et al., 1995) species.
Because it is a heliophyte plant, it has a high lighting requirement for its regeneration (Justiniano & Fredricksen 1998).
In particular, Dyckia brevifolia is a heliophyte able to tolerate full sunlight, but it is also a species that can adapt to the extremes of river flow, either by submergence during floods or dehydration during periods of low tide [2, 5, 6].
(Apocynaceae), with the heliophyte Mimosaceae dominating (Galvani and Baptista 2003).
Dyckia mirandiana was found growing terrestrially, as a heliophyte, on an almost flat or slightly inclined terrain, with the sub-globose basal portion of the plants completely sunk in sandy soil accumulated among quartzitic outcrops in Campos Rupestres vegetation.
Castor bean is a plant from the Euphorbiaceae family with C3 photosynthetic metabolism, rustic, heliophyte and well adapted to the peculiarities of the Brazilian semi-arid region (Severino et al., 2004).