Definition of ombrotrophic in English:

ombrotrophic

Line breaks: ombro|troph¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɒmbrə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk
 
, -ˈtrɒfɪk/

adjective

Ecology
  • (Of a bog or its vegetation) dependent on atmospheric moisture for its nutrients.
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    • Nutrient enrichment by marine aerosols has been associated with the occurrence of poor fen species in ombrotrophic bogs of coastal Maine, and may be responsible for the somewhat unusual vegetation of Lily Fen.
    • This is particularly so if one discounts studies of the pollutant susceptibilities of Sphagnum mosses growing on peat in ombrotrophic mires.
    • Of the types of peatlands that form this ‘living history book’, the ombrotrophic or ‘rain-fed’ raised bogs are most distinctive.

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