Xerophytic Adaptations

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Xerophytic Adaptations
1 Stomata sunk in pits

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  • traps moist air, reducing evaporation
2 Curled leaves with stomat inside

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  • protects them from the wind
3 The epidermis has a layer of hairs

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  • trap moist air around the stomata, reducing the concentarion gradient of water
4 A reduced number of stomata

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  • so there are fewer places for water to escape
5 Waxy, waterproof cuticles on leaves and stems

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  • this reduces evaporation

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