Further, it would preclude the successful establishment of any future seedlings of these phreatophytic
species, thus ensuring their extinction in this area.
The presence of phreatophytic
woodlands is a determining factor in fixing and stabilizing dunes.
Irrespective of these morphological characteristics, all islands are usually fringed by a zone of broad leafed evergreen trees (phreatophytic
) giving way to deciduous trees and eventually palms and open grassland.
Arndt SK, Arampatsis C, Foetzki A, Li X, Zeng F, Zhang X (2004) Contrasting patterns of leaf solute accumulation and salt adaptation in four phreatophytic
desert plants in a hyperarid desert with saline groundwater.
removed water-loving phreatophytic
trees from the banks.
An inverse leafing phenology is prevalent in phreatophytic
species (Janzen 1970, Holbrook et al.
Willows and poplars are also phreatophytic
species that in addition to stabilizing the bank take up and transpire leachate, thereby reducing the flow going into the sewer and saving leachate treatment costs.
trees, such as poplars and willows, are particularly suited to this role (Ferro et al.
The edible plants of the Namib and Kalahari deserts include several species of cucurbits with fruits that are full of water: among them are the nara (Acanthosicyos horridus), a phreatophytic
species that grows on dunes, the African cucumber (Cucumis africanus), and the wild Tsama watermelon (Citrullus lanatus); C.
The two shrub species in this study are considered as having somewhat different mechanisms for surviving aridity, namely, drought tolerance in the case of Larrea and drought avoidance (phreatophytic
) in the case of Prosopis (Smith and Nobel 1986).
1994), as noted in other phreatophytic
shrubs (e.g., Nilsen et al.