Definition of hydrophyte in English:


Syllabification: hy·dro·phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəˌfīt


A plant that grows only in or on water.
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  • Emergents are the most studied of hydrophytes and probably the most useful to man.
  • A floristic inventory of phanerogamic hydrophytes from the temporary swampy environments of coastal plains of northern of Rio de Janeiro State was made.
  • Several researchers have shown that this is not the case, that hydrophytes in submerged soils can develop substantial mycorrhizal infection.



Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈfitik/
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  • Exodermis with Casparian bands was found in roots of hydrophytic, mesophytic and xerophytic species and in members of primitive as well as advanced families.
  • Particularly where shallow drainage channels dissect the terrain, more hydrophytic species can occur in lower microsites and less hydrophytic species in higher places all within the same stand.

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