Literally meaning: ?planted all over?
Origin: Anc Greek
????-/peri- (=combining form meaning ?around?)
+ ?????/phyto(=plant) > ???/phyo(=germinate, grow)
Although the term is used in general for all aquatic organisms on any submerged substrate the word ?periphyton? was initially coined by Russian biologists, concerning assemblages of microorganisms that grew to artificial substrates in water.
Periphyton is a complex mixture of algae and heterotrophic microorganisms that is attached to submerged surfaces in most aquatic ecosystems. Periphyton is providing food for invertebrates.
- #95 Rice Adaptation For Growing With Its Roots Submerged In Water
There are many varieties of rice and they differ in their water requirements. Most of the rice in south-east Asia is grown in unusual conditions for a cereal plant. It is grown partly submerged in water in paddy fields. The fields are flooded and then...
Term: eutrophicationLiterally meaning: ?well-nourished?Origin: Anc Greek+ ?????/trophe(=food, nourishment ) > ?????/drepo(=gather) ??-/ eu-(=prefix meaning "well?, ?good?, ?easy?, ?right?)Coined/History In 1919 Swedish limnologist Einar Christian...
Term: geophyte Literally meaning: ?earth plant? Origin: Anc Greek????/gea(=earth)????/phyto(=plant) > ???/phyo(=germinate) Coined/Historyby Danish botanist Christien Raunkiaer (1860 ?1938) DefinitionGeophyte is a perennial plant, with its perennating...
Term: phanerophyteLiterally meaning: ?visible plant?Origin: Anc Greek?????/pheno(=be visible, or obvious, show)????/phyto(=plant) > ???/phyo(=germinate)Coined/History(?)DefinitionPhanerophyte is any perennial(woody) plant with its perennating buds...
Term: sporophyteOrigin: Anc Greek ??????(=seed) > (=sow,) ????/phyto(=plant) > ???/phyo(=germinate)literally means "spore-bearing» note: the name of the classical Greek city ??????/Sparta is derived also from word ??????/spearo (=disperse)...