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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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