Mesophytes are land plants that grow in an environment that is neither very dry nor very wet.
Mesophytesdo not have extremes of adaptations. Thus, they cannot grow in water, nor cannot grow in very dry conditions. Mesophytes comprise the grasses, herbs, bushes, and also trees.
Most of the plants like daffodil, rose, corn (Zea mays), coconut, mango (Mangifera indica), sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum), and clover are examples of mesophytes.
Adaptations present in Mesophytes:
Some of the adaptations that are present in the Mesophytes include:
1. The roots of the mesophytes are well developed, which are provided with root caps.
2. The stem of these plants are straight and branched generally. Thick bark covers the stem.
Mesophytes having thick bark
3. The leaves of the mesophytes are broad and thin.
4. In the leaves, a waxy cuticle traps the water and reduces water loss through transpiration.
Leaves having waxy cuticle
5. The leaves have stomata that close during extreme heat and wind to prevent the process of transpiration.
Stomata opening and closing in mesophytes