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Answers:epiphyte adaptation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphyte xerophtytes adaptation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerophyte 1.waxy stomata prickly pear 2.few stomata 3.sunken stomata pine 4.stomata open at night tea plant 5.CAM photosynthesis eg. cactus 6.large hairs on surface eg. Bromeliads 7.curled leaves eg.esparto grass 8.Storage of water succulent leaves eg. Bryophyllum 9.succulent stems eg. Euphorbia 10.fleshy tuber eg.Raphionacme 11.Water uptake deep root system eg. Acacia 12.below water table eg.Nerium oleander 13.laterally extensive, shallow root systems eg. cactus absorbing surface moisture from leaf hairs or trichomes Tillandsia Importance of water conservation mesophytes adaptation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesophyte Mesophytes are terrestrial plants which are adapted to neither a particularly dry nor particularly wet environment. An example of a mesophytic habitat would be a rural temperate meadow, which might contain Goldenrod, Clover, Oxeye Daisy, and Rosa multiflora. Properties: Mesophytes generally require a more or less continuous water supply, and have only basic features for water conservation, such as a cuticle and stomata. They usually have larger, thinner leaves compared to xerophytes, sometimes with a greater number of stomata on the undersides of leaves. Because of their lack of particular xeromorphic adaptations, when they are exposed to extreme conditions they lose water rapidly, and are not tolerant of drought. hydrophytes adaptation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_plant Characteristics of hydrophytes: 1.A thin cuticle. Cuticles primarily prevent water loss, thus most hydrophytes have no need for cuticles. 2.Stomata that are open most of time: so water is (abundant). This means that guard cells on the stomata are generally inactive. 3.An increased number of stomata, that can be on either side of leaves. 4.A less rigid structure: water pressure supports them. flat leaves on surface plants for flotation. 5.Air sacs for flotation. 6.Smaller roots: water can diffuse directly into leaves. Feathery roots: no need to support the plant. Specialized roots able to take in oxygen.
Answers:Adaptation is the ability to change to meet changing conditions. Example pine trees are well adapted to snowy climates: the pyramid shape helps heavy snowfalls slide off, the needle-like leaves reduce evaporation which would ice up the plant; frogs have adapted to living on dry land as adults, but need to go back into water for breeding and their tadpole stage. Mimicry is the property of being able to look like something else. For example stick insects look like "just another twig" so birds fail to see them, so they don't get eaten. Camouflage is the ability to blend into the background. Stripes or patches on tigers, zebras, hyenas, leopards etc make them less visible in their surroundings (usually tall grasses); many lizards and butterflies have the same colouring as the trees they live on.
Answers:Plants living in desert-like climates have some of the following characteristics: Succulents - able to store water in tissue Thorns - to keep animals away from them Drought resistant (a.k.a xerophytic) Deep roots - to tap into underground water Shrub-like as they cannot grow very tall Often complete their life-cycle within days