xeromorphic


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xer·o·mor·phic

 (zîr′ə-môr′fĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to any of the structural adaptations characteristic of xerophytes, such as water-storing stems or leaves.

xeromorphic

(ˌzɪərəˈmɔːfɪk)
adj
(Botany) (of plants or plant parts) having characteristics that serve as protection against excessive loss of water
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Anatomically, xeromorphic characteristics are represented, among others, by the increased cuticle, larger vascular area, presence of numerous trichomes and fibers (MENEZES et al., 2006), as occurred for the species under study.
On the contrary, plants of population No 3, have all signs of body xeromorphic structures (strong development of cover tissue and presence of more wide clearance vessels of water conducting tissue).
Is leaf pubescence of Cape Proteaceae a xeromorphic or radiation-protective trait?
angustifolia grows in arid or semi-arid regions, thus it is not surprising that it displays xeromorphic features.
Vegetation of the three points were similar, and consisted of xeromorphic vegetation, with woody trees and shrubs scattered over grassland, sometimes forming a dense bush (Linsingen, Sonehara, Uhlmann, & Cervi, 2006).
The results were showed some typical xeromorphic features in the stem and leaf structure, which are more strongly.
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.
The term "Caatinga" refers to the typical xeromorphic vegetation of the semiarid Brazilian Northeast, which also includes areas of semi-deciduous and cloud forests, covering a total area of 770 442 [km.sup.2] (Coimbra-Filho and Camara, 1996; Marinho-Filho and Sazima, 1998).