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xerophilousxérophile (fr.); xerophil (ger.)

  • Adapted to a dry climate or habitat, or to conditions of scanty available moisture; so xerophile: a xerophilous plant. (OED)
    plantes xérophiles [...] recherchant les stations sèches
    Thurmann, J. (1849). Essai de phytotstatique appliqué à la chaîne du Jura, vol 1: 268.

    The Xerophilous and Maritime species [of mosses] are very few in number

    Baker, J.G. (1863). North Yorkshire. Studies of its Botany, Geology, Climate and Physical Geography: 316.


    xerophilous Thriving in dry habitats; xerophil, xerophile, xerophily.

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 263.