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Botany and Paleobotany Dictionary
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Plants
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XERIC

Xeric environmental conditions are ones that are very dry. Compare with medium water conditions (mesic) and very wet conditions (hydric).
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XEROPHYTE

A xerophyte is a plant that is adapted to very dry conditions (like deserts and the emergent level of the rainforest). Succulents, bromeliads and cacti are xerophytes. Their adaptations include small or absent leaves, small, sunken stomata, and thick cuticles. (Compare with hydrophytes and mesophytes.)

XYLEM

(pronounced ZIE-lem) Xylem is a tissue in plant stems and roots. Xylem transports water and minerals upwards from the roots to the stem, via capillary action. Xylem is strong and also provides support to the plant. (Compare with phloem.)
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Plant Printouts
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