Definition of "xerophytes" []

  • A xerophilous plant, such as a cactus (noun)
  • Plural form of xerophyte. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "xerophytes" in a sentence
  • "Open scattered vegetation includes xerophytes, cryptograms and deep-rooted trees in rock fissures where they are protected from fire."
  • "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."
  • "As the new land emerged, littoral flora gave rise to number of different types of xerophytes."