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Flourishing in a very dry environment.

xe·roph′i·ly n.
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xerophilia, xerophily

the ability of some plants to survive in dosert or salt marsh areas by storing fresh water internally. — xerophilic, xerophilous, adj.
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There was some evidence of xerophily, as shown by the absence of typical graminicole with their elongate, slender form.
It is natural that bulk of thar fauna exhibit marked xerophily, with predominance of deserticolous elements well-adapted to life under desert conditions; this is so to the elements that the intermediate and phytophilous elements of the thar group have mixed xerophilous tendencies and graminicoles, like Ochrilidia, occur under conditions of extreme aridity.