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Flourishing in a very dry environment.

xe·roph′i·ly n.


(Biology) (of plants or animals) adapted for growing or living in dry surroundings
xerophile n
xeˈrophily n


(zɪˈrɒf ə ləs)

(of an organism) adapted to a dry environment.
xe•roph′i•ly, n.
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Echolocation calls of emballonurid bats in a xerophilous savannah of the Colombian Caribbean
Two species, Blaps gigas and Pimelia valdani dominate tenebrionid beetles while Chrysomelidae are represented mainly by Timarcha tenebricosa and beetles by Heliotaurus caeruleus, floricultural species and Tentyria interruptus, xerophilous species and psammophile very abundant in the steppe and desert arid and a varied regime of the same type as that of the Blaps [83,6].
More than 300 plant species of 77 families have been reported, the most abundant families being Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Poaceae, Euphorbiacea, Mimosaceae, Malvaceae and Rubiacea (Lopez and Ramirez, 2004), and xerophilous species of the Cactaceae and Agavaceae families (Ewell et al.
Moreover, sorghum can be considered as a plant with xerophilous characteristics, low soil fertility requirements and resistant/tolerant to drought and salinity.
The main vegetation unit in the Acarau River and its tributaries is dominated by Caatinga (a seasonal, xerophilous thorn woodland/shrubland), and the area's climate is classified as tropical hot semi-arid (Maia et al.
It inhabits the Tepalcatepec Valley characterized by xerophilous scrubland in the Balsas River Basin in the state of Michoacan.
Arid lands, including xerophilous scrub and grassland, represent ca.
Truxalis eximia eximia, despite its shape, is not a true graminicole, but rather a terri- graminicole, perhaps as a result of secondary re- adaptation it occurs xerophilous or at best mesophilous habitats and spends most of its time on the earth surface rather than on the vegetation.
Terrestrial, in open vegetation including xerophilous scrub and man-induced grasslands and forest clearings in areas dominated by seasonally dry Pinus and Pinus-Quercus forest, often with species of Agave, Juniperus, and Opuntia, among the most conspicuous elements, from 1800 to 2800 m elevation.
20) By the early 1940s, the extraction of xerophilous plants such as the carnauba palm (wax), oiticica tree (oil), castor seed (oil), and the caroa cactus (hemp-like fiber) complemented cotton as the state's leading ex-port commodities.