Xerophytes

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Xerophyte=a plant that is adapted to reduce water loss so that it can survive in very dry conditions. 

Adaptations in Xerophytes :

  • Smaller leaves, often shaped like needles reducing the surface area so less water is lost by transipiration.
  • Densely packed spongy mesophyll reducing the cell surface area exposed to air inside the leaves. This means less water will evaporate into the leaf, reducing the…

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