Glossary - general

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Xerochastic capsule – dehiscing only when dried (due to harmomegathic changes) and then releasing seeds (closing again when moistened)

Xerophyte – plant adapted to arid conditions

Xerophytic (adj. of the noun xerophyte) – plant adapted to arid environments

Xylem – the woody tissue with water-transporting function in vascular plants

Xylic, xylar – relating to the xylem

Xylopodium – hard, woody, tuberous thickening of root and underground part of stem (ecological adaptation)