Definitions

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  • adj. Growing well under salty conditions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of a halophyte; halophilous: as, a halophytic plant.
  • Adapted to the growth of halophytes: as, a halophytic region.

Etymologies

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halophyte +‎ -ic

Examples

  • Protected coves and lagoons are dominated by red, white, black and button mangrove swamps of Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans, Laguncularia racemosa and Conocarpus erecta with the halophytic herbs Sesuvium spp., which are rich nursery and breeding grounds for fish, invertebrates and birds.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • A dominant pedogenic process is salinization, which produces areas of salt crust where only salt-loving (halophytic) plants can survive.

    Tropical-Subtropical Desert Division (Bailey)

  • The vegetation of the saline coastline, mudflats and islands is halophytic, predominantly Sesuvium portulocastrum, Salsola baryosma, Salicornia senegalensis (R), Suaeda fruticosa and Arthrocnemon spp.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

  • High surface and subsurface salinity, extensive barren areas, and halophytic vegetation differentiate it from other ecoregions.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • AFP/Getty Images The Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world, near Khulna.

    India Plans Focus on Environment

  • The linework for this ecoregion is taken directly from the ‘halophytic vegetation’ unit of White.

    Saharan halophytics

  • These are being replaced by more halophytic Ammi visnaga and Scolymus maculatus.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Large areas on the alluvial saline plains are characterized by halophytic plant communities including Artemisia pauciflora, A. schrenkiana, A. nitrosa and perennial saltwort (Atriplex cana, Anabasis salsa, and Camphorosma monspeliaca).

    Kazakh semi-desert

  • Although White does not separate the northern African from the southern African halophytic areas, experts felt that the geographic distance between and the significant differences in the floristic and faunistic composition were sufficient to justify separating the areas into separate ecoregions.

    Saharan halophytics

  • According to Huber and Alarcón, vegetation of the coastal range of Margarita and Araya-Paria peninsula, including the coast of the isthmus and mainland, is characterized by halophytic and psamophylic coastal herbs, and littoral xerophytic thorn scrubs.

    Araya and Paria xeric scrub

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