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A plant adapted to surviving with little water.

xer′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
xer′o·phyt′i·cal·ly adv.
xer′o·phyt′ism (-fī′tĭz-əm, -fī-tĭz′-) n.
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Adj.1.xerophytic - adapted to a xeric (or dry) environmentxerophytic - adapted to a xeric (or dry) environment; "cacti are xerophytic plants"; "xerophytic adaptations"
xeric - being deficient in moisture; "deserts provide xeric environments"
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This plant occurs widely throughout the tropical regions of the world, and the most common species in this family (Cochlospermaceae) are either mesophytic or xerophytic, growing primarily in drier climates.
Leaf anatomical adaptations of some halophytic and xerophytic sedges of the Punjab.
of the plant family Zygophyllaceae is a wild, tropical, evergreen, xerophytic tree native to the Sudano-Sahielian regions of Africa and south Asia.
The two-decades of UDS in many ways can be compared to the resistance of the xerophytic baobab tree which has adapted to the harsh formative challenges and survived.
Xerophytic matorral or "monte blanco" characteristic of the Dunes and Sands landscapes, under canopy of Pinuspinea.
Decomposition processes in arid environments are slower than in more mesic systems, primarily because low moisture levels reduce the activity of fungi and bacteria, and xerophytic arid zone grass litter decomposes more slowly than plants with higher nutrient and lower lignin content (Christie 1979; Austin and Vivanco 2006).
The positive side dominated by the thorny xerophytic species, while the negative side contains hygrophilous species.
The vegetation is xerophytic in the lower region and forest on high altitude.
In baraniregion, the natural vegetation is xerophytic comprises of semi evergreen woode shrub land.