Xerophytes

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  • Created on: 19-02-16 12:31

Thick waxy cuticle

Less water is able to diffuse out.

10% of water usually lost through here.

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Hairy leaves

Reduces the water vapour potential gradient

Microclimate of still humid air.

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Reduced number of stomata

Reduce water loss

Reduce gas exchange system

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Sunken stomata

Reduce air movement .

Reduces water potential gradient.

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Reduced leaves

Reduced SA:V ration

Reduced water loss

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