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Definition of "halophytic" [halophytic]

  • Growing well under salty conditions (adjective)

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Use "halophytic" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "A dominant pedogenic process is salinization, which produces areas of salt crust where only salt-loving (halophytic) plants can survive."
  • "The vegetation of the saline coastline, mudflats and islands is halophytic, predominantly Sesuvium portulocastrum, Salsola baryosma, Salicornia senegalensis (R), Suaeda fruticosa and Arthrocnemon spp."