Plantes i humans
Plantes i humans

Life-form

The plants are classified according to their strategies to overcome the adverse season (winter, dry season). For that the position of the growth-point is important.

A plant with its growth-point in the earth is called a geophyte.

A plant with its growth-point in the water is a hydrophyte. Hydrophytes and geophytes both are cryptophytes.

A plant with its growth-point just above the ground (often a rosette plant) is a hemicryptophyte.

A plant (small shrub) with its growth-point up to about 25 cm (which is in winter covered by snow) is a chamaephyte.

A shrub or tree with its growth-point higher up is a phanerophyte.

A plant that grows on another plant, is known as an epiphyte, this group can be considered a life-form of its own or part of the phanerophytes.

The plants are classified according to their strategies to overcome the adverse season (winter, dry season). For that the position of the growth-point is important.

A plant with its growth-point in the earth is called a geophyte.

A plant with its growth-point in the water is a hydrophyte. Hydrophytes and geophytes both are cryptophytes.

A plant with its growth-point just above the ground (often a rosette plant) is a hemicryptophyte.

A plant (small shrub) with its growth-point up to about 25 cm (which is in winter covered by snow) is a chamaephyte.

A shrub or tree with its growth-point higher up is a phanerophyte.

A plant that grows on another plant, is known as an epiphyte, this group can be considered a life-form of its own or part of the phanerophytes.

An annual plant that survives the adverse season only as a seed, is a therophyte.