Adaptations of halophytes to their habitat

Adaptations of halophytes to their habitat

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Adaptations of halophytes to their habitat

  • Possess succulent leaves and/or stem for storage of water
  • Have salt glands to secrete excess salts
  • Have thick cuticle to reduce water loss
  • Have sunken stomata to reduce transpiration.
  • Some have aerial roots for gaseous exchange
  • Some have organic solutes like sorbitol for gaseous exchange.
  • Some exhibit vivipary i.e. seeds germinate while still attached to the parent plant and grow into self-sustaining seedling before they fall off.

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