microphyllous


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microphyllous

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪləs)
adj
(Botany) having microphylls
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Considering the potential effects of these animals on vegetation and that desert microphyllous and rosetophyllous scrublands are the most widely distributed natural plant communities in the Chihuahuan desert, we aimed at determining livestock impact on plant species diversity and vegetation structure in these vegetation communities.
The canopy layer is irregular in height, usually between 7 and 12 m, its cover is sparse (50-60%) and is considered a clear microphyll evergreen forest; the leaves are mainly xeromorphic and mostly microphyllous.
In these ecosystems microphyllous (small leafed) plant species and fleshy-fruited species with short life cycles are the pioneers during secondary succession (Skowno et al.
Equisetum species also have small microphyllous leaves that are arranged in true whorls (Rutishauser, 1999) and the leaves of each whorl are fused together to form a cylindrical sheath around each node (Hauke, 1993) (Fig.
Although the species can dominate the low shrub stratum in some areas, sharing dominance with microphyllous shrubs such as Larrea tridentata or Fouquieria splendens, in most localities, its population density is low compared with other species of Opuntia (i.
The species with microphyllous and nanophyllous leaves were abundant due to ecological conditions for these arid conditions.
It grows in microphyllous shrublands at 972-2500 m elevation and is associated with Fouquieria sp.
211 The gaps that form in the forests of myrtle beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii) in Tasmania usually support scrubs of microphyllous plants and shrubs that develop into secondary forests.
Two types of litter were used: the microphyllous litter of the two ectomycorrhizal species, M.
in flat, hilly and premontane areas ("floor of semi-deciduous forest and scrub") change in mesophyllous and microphyllous, according to the ecological conditions.
The most widespread zonal vegetation is that of the microphyllous desert, a desertscrub that flourishes on regosols and on Quaternary coarse alluvial plains and lower bajadas.