from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, preferring or habitually growing in soil impregnated with salt, or various salts, as maritime plants.
  • In zoology, inhabiting salt marshes and sea-coasts.


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  • Atropis distans-Limonium gmelinii association: This association does not form a continuous belt but rather grows in patches; it is less halophilous than the species below.

    Central Anatolian steppe

  • In the desert coastal areas of western Venezuela, mangrove forests are associated with xerophilous littoral scrubs, and halophilous and psammophilous littoral meadows.

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • Other types of vegetation are cactus scrub, xerophilous open woodland, rock associations, psammophilous associations, and halophilous associations.

    Argentine Monte

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