orophilous

orophilous

Botany. referring to orophytes, a class of plants growing on mountains below the timberline.
See also: Mountains
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orophile
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While the track is presumed to link old mountains, most scorpions in it are no longer strictly orophilous, although their distributions appear to be primarily associated with those ranges.
Distribution.--Zabius fuscus appears to be an almost strictly orophilous scorpion (Acosta 1989; Acosta & Rosso de Ferradas 1996) the range of which coincides with the Pampean Sierras of San Luis, Cordoba, La Rioja, Catamarca and Santiago del Estero in central Argentina (Fig.
merinoi (Table 3), and accepting the concept of mutual ecological, biogeographical and structural characteristics, we believe that the Genisto cinerascentis-Pinetum salzmannii association should be put into Junipero sabinae-Pinetalia sylvestris order and Pino-Juniperetea class, which comprise mainly a group of western Mediterranean orophilous woody communities dominated by gymnosperms (RivasMartinez & al., 2007, 2011).
(2001, 2004, 2005) have not considered the Nardetea strictae as occurring in the south-central Calabria where they included the majority of the mesic acidophilous montane grasslands in the Anthemidetalia calabricae (Cerastio-Carlinetea nebrodensis) which includes the Sicilian and Calabrian orophilous cushion-like vegetation.
& Uzunov, D.--2004--The orophilous cushion-like vegetation of the Sila Massif (S Italy)--Bot.
Groups 1 and 2 represent xerophilous and orophilous (> 1600 m) forest communities from the orosubmediterranean belt of the Guadarrama and the Gredos ranges respectively (Table 1).
On the first PCA axis (PCA-1) orophilous shrub vegetation (Genisteae, Juniperus) are separated from low-elevation mesophilous taxa (Pteridium, Prunus/Rubus, Cistus type, Veronica, Apiaceae, Rumex acetosella s.
The Sibillini mountains show a high frequency of endemic, orophilous and amphi-Adriatic elements similar to Gran Sasso, Majella and velino.