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However, many hydrophytes have well developed root systems. For example, Eichhornia and Pistia have well developed adventitious roots. In these. A level OCR Biology on plant adaptations to water availability. Examines the adaptations made by hydrophytes and their importance.

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The epidermis is used as an absorbing or photosynthesizing organs rather than a protecting organ. In the submerged parts of the plants the stomata are totally absent or vestigial. The hypodermis is poorly developed.

Many hydrophytes show heterophylly, i. The submerged adaptationa are often highly dissected or divided to create a very large surface area for absorption and photosynthesis.

This is the registered address, please do not use for communication. Reduction in vascular tissues. In floating plants like Pistis, Azolla the stems are horizontal, spongy and floating.

Oryza sativa, Marsilea, Sagittaria. Endogenous rhythms of desert invertebrates further help in their survival.

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Leaves of hydrophytes show a number of variations in the structure of their leaf lamina. Grow your Grades Replies: Xerophytes and Hydrophytes Xerophytes Plant adapted to live in dry conditions.


Epidermis Using the diagram above state adaptationd function of each of the following tissues: They usually have larger, thinner leaves compared to xerophytes, sometimes with a greater number of stomata on the undersides of leaves.

Wolffia ,Spirodelaor modified into rhizome e. This upper surface often has a thick waxy cuticle to repel water and help to keep the stomata open and clear. Physiological adaptations Adaptations in metabolic features.

Adaptation of Hydrophytes Hydrophytes – The plants which grow in water either partially or completely are known as aquatic plants or hydrophytes. This is a question and answer forum for students, teachers and general visitors for exchanging articles, answers and notes. Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback. Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

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Undergraduate Full time Part time. Aquatic plants are plants that have adapted to living within aquatic environments. In the deepest seas organisms live in pitch dark, under high pressure and low temperature. In Sagittaria, the heterophylly seems to be due to the difference in the intensity of light in the submerged and aerial parts. Free floating submerged hydrophytes Utricularia, Ceratophyllum.

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However, some organisms survive as they live in burrows. Puddles the Monkey Forum: It also minimises water resistance and hence potential damage to the leaves. Excerpted entirely from link below: Here the adaptations of hydrophytes are discussed under three headings: The inner surface is covered in hairs.

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In hydrophytes which bear roots as in Cyperus, Potamogeton the stem is a rhizome or stolon. Stem and Lenticel Hypertrophy: In floating plants like Pistia, in place of root caps, root pockets are hydrophytds. Some ants and arthropods of hyper-arid deserts possess raised thermal tolerance and extremely low metabolic rate. What would you need?