What are the plants living in the desert called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What are the plants living in the desert called?
 
(a) Hydrophytes
 
(b) Mesophytes
 
(c) Sciophytes
 
(d) Hydrophytes
 
This question was posed to me in homework.
 
The above asked question is from Organisms and Populations topic in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Correct option is (b) Mesophytes
 
To explain: Sciophytes are photophobous, shade-loving plants and are found in deserts. They have thinner leaves, large photosynthetic units, and lens-shaped epidermal cells. They also have high chlorophyll content per unit leaf volume.