What is the differences between hydrophyte n hygrophyte?

i want to know the differences between hydrophte n hygrophyte...and also their root, stem and leaf modification in order to survive...

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  • krizz
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    HYDROPHYTES = are plants that have adapted to living in or on aquatic environments...they may have leaves with a very reduced or absent cuticle and no stomata (since there is no need to conserve water), a reduced root and water-conducting system, and less supporting tissue since water buoys plants up. There are often numerous spaces between the cells in their stems and roots to make gas exchange with all parts of the plant body possible. Many have highly divided leaves, which lessens resistance to flowing water.

    HYGROPHYTES =are plants that grow in a moist habitat.A type of plant that does not live in an aquatic environment though still requires copious amounts of water.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hydrophyte

    Plant adapted to live in water, or in waterlogged soil.

    Hydrophytes may have leaves with a very reduced or absent cuticle and no stomata (since there is no need to conserve water), a reduced root and water-conducting system, and less supporting tissue since water buoys plants up. There are often numerous spaces between the cells in their stems and roots to make gas exchange with all parts of the plant body possible. Many have highly divided leaves, which lessens resistance to flowing water; an example is spiked water milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum.

    hygrophyte - a plant that grows in a moist habitat

  • parada
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Hydrophyte

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