Xerophytes

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Xerophyte

A plant that is adapted to live in dry conditions. 

Adaptations include: helping them obtain more water and reducing the rate which they lose water vapour

Marram Grass

Leaves can roll

  • exposes a tough, waterproof cuticle to the air outside

Hinge cells

  • cause the opening and closing of the marram grass leaf in response to air humidity
  • Leaf rolling traps air…

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