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Glossary for agroforestry

Compiled and edited by Peter Huxley and Helen van Houten, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry - 1997

xerophilous

    Able to withstand drought.

xerophyte

    1. A plant capable of surviving prolonged periods of moisture deficiency.

    2. A plant that normally requires relatively small amounts of water for growth. See also hydrophyte, mesophyte

    3. A plant that grows in extremely dry areas.

xylem

    Compound vascular tissue of plants composed of 'tracheids', 'vessels', 'fibres', and 'parenchyma cells'.

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