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  • noun Plural form of xerophyte.

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  • Open scattered vegetation includes xerophytes, cryptograms and deep-rooted trees in rock fissures where they are protected from fire.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • Stands of Juniperus turkomanica also form open woodlands in the middle and upper mountain belts at the altitudes around 1,000-2,000 m in complexes with shiblyak, steppes dominated by fescue (Festuca valesiaca) and feathergrass (Stipa turcomanica, S. hohenackeriana) and mountain xerophytes represented by cushion-plants such as Acanthophyllum, Acantholimon, and Tragacantha.

    Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe

  • Sites of importance for plant conservation include the Monts de Cristal of Gabon, a Pleistocene refuge for xerophytes and orophytes and one of two distinct Centers of Plant Diversity in this ecoregion.

    Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests

  • As the new land emerged, littoral flora gave rise to number of different types of xerophytes.

    Caspian lowland desert

  • It mainly consists of xerophytes and ephemeral plants (called also locally Acheb), with halophytes in moister areas.

    Sahara desert

  • · Plant and cultivate xerophytes that require little or no water.

    3. Design rules

  • They are eminently dry-country plants (xerophytes); the narrow leaves are protected from loss of water by a thick cuticle, and have a well-developed sheath which embraces the stem and forms, with the sheaths of the other leaves of the rosette, a basin in which water collects, with fragments of rotting leaves and the like.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Keep in mind that in order to do this your drainage layer material needs to be heavy enough not to blow away and to hold enough moisture for the xerophytes (dry-climate plants) to survive.

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  • Keep in mind that in order to do this your drainage layer material needs to be heavy enough not to blow away and to hold enough moisture for the xerophytes (dry-climate plants) to survive.

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  • For example, in the southern slope of Kathmandu valley, due to rise in temperature in excess of 40 degree Celsius, evaporation has increased as high as 190 per cent during summer and consequently 70 percent of the indigenous vegetation of the valley has been replaced by exotic plants and only xerophytes have been found on the foothills of naked northern slopes.

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