1. adapted to a xeric (or dry) environment
    xerophytic adaptations
    cacti are xerophytic plants
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  • Semidesert comprising xerophytic cushion grasses occur above 1,000 m. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
  • The ecology of different Ca physiotypes is thought to reflect their ability to utilize Ca as an osmoticum in primarily xerophytic, calcareous environments.
  • Haloxylon persicum is a stem-succulent xerophytic shrub, which only occurs in non-saline sandy deserts.
  • cacti are xerophytic plants
  • Exodermis with Casparian bands was found in roots of hydrophytic, mesophytic and xerophytic species and in members of primitive as well as advanced families.
  • Many succulents possess CAM, as do semisucculents such as some yuccas, epiphytic (growing on trees or rocks) orchids, and xerophytic (arid-adapted) bromeliads. Adaptations of desert plants
  • The semi-desert cover is a xerophytic shrub vegetation accompanied by a poorly developed herbaceous layer. Temperate Steppe Division (Bailey)
  • Principle communities include tussock grasslands of Stipa spp. and xerophytic cushion grasses of Poa spp. interspersed with bushes of Schinus magellanicus and Condalia microphilia, among other species. Península Valdés, Argentina
  • Dry eucalypt forests are very open, typically dominated by peppermint eucalypts (subgenus Monocalyptus series Piperitae) more than 5 meters in height, with a scattered layer of small xerophytic species, such as Acacia, Allocasuarina, and Exocarpos spp. in the understory Eucalyptus amygalina, E. pulchella, and E. viminalis are all found in this ecoregion. Tasmanian temperate forests
  • Dominant species include the cold-tolerant, xerophytic shrub, Haloxylon ammodendron (Goosefoot Family Chenopodiaceae), the tamarisk (Reaumuria spp.), and the gymnosperm Ephedra przewalski. Qaidam Basin semi-desert
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