Xerophytes

Xerophytes - Aims of the session: Take measurements of...

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Unformatted text preview: Aims of the session: Take measurements of leaves + see if xerophytes have a different pattern of mass loss Learn about the adaptations xerophytes have See what type of question they can ask about xerophytes (and be able to answer it) Plant adaptations to habitats Plants in different habitats possess different adaptations: Mesophytes : plants adapted to a habitat with adequate water Xerophytes : plants adapted to a dry habitat Halophytes : plants adapted to a salty habitat Hydrophytes : plants adapted to a freshwater habitat Hydrophyte: Leaf undersurface of the tree fern. Extremely high number of stomata per unit in a species living in tropic cloud forests where is is very moist. XEROPHYTES Stomata sunken in pits creates local humidity/decreases exposure to air currents; Presence of hairs creates local humidity next...
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