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- Having the character or some feature of a xerophyte; xerophilous; composed of xerophytes; conditioned favorably as to the production of xerophytes.
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- adjective botany Of, pertaining to, or being a
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- adjective adapted to a xeric (or dry) environment
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The principal species are xerophytic and include the cactus species Bursera graveolens, Croton scouleri, Brachycereus nesioticus, Jasminocereus thouarsii (R) and Opuntia echios ssp.
The answer is to choose ones thathave xerophytic modifications, which means they hang on to water for as long as possible.
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.
Semidesert comprising xerophytic cushion grasses occur above 1,000 m.
Temperate desert climates support the sparse xerophytic shrub vegetation typical of semidesert.
Many succulents possess CAM, as do semisucculents such as some yuccas, epiphytic (growing on trees or rocks) orchids, and xerophytic (arid-adapted) bromeliads.
The semi-desert cover is a xerophytic shrub vegetation accompanied by a poorly developed herbaceous layer.
The region is characterized by dry-desert vegetation, a class of xerophytic plants that are widely dispersed and provide negligible ground cover.
On the plains of northwestern Texas and eastern New Mexico, xerophytic grasses (blue grama and buffalo grass) are the characteristic vegetation.
Below the Douglas-fir belt, ponderosa pine is dominant to the west of the continental divide, constituting a xerophytic forest.