Who replaces the mosses in a xerarch succession?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 days ago

Who replaces the mosses in a xerarch succession?
 
(a) Angiosperms
 
(b) Reptiles
 
(c) Shrubs
 
(d) Herbs
 
This question was posed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.
 
I need to ask this question from Ecosystem topic in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 days ago

Right option is (d) Herbs
 
Easiest explanation: The sequence of successional stages occurring on bare rocks is known as xerarch succession. The mosses are replaced by the herbaceous plants in a xerarch succession. Some examples of xeric grasses are Aristida, Solidage, Poa, etc.