BIOME PROJECT THE DESERT. An Elliot-Asaf Production. What is a Desert?. A biome in which evaporation exceeds precipitation and the average amount of precipitation is less than 10inch per year. Deserts have little vegetation or have widely spaced mostly low vegetation.
An Elliot-Asaf Production
Wax coated leaves that minimize transpiration
Using deep roots to tap into groundwater
Use widely spread shallow roots to colect water after brief showers and store it in their spongy tissue
Drop their leaves to survive in a dormant state during long drying spells
Organ Pipe- Stores water within fleshy leaves. Stores biomass in seeds during day periods.