What are Mesophytes? What are its characteristics?

Mesophytes are terrestrial plants requiring a moderate or average amount of moisture, including trees. Mesophytes make up the largest ecological group of terrestrial plants, and usually grow under moderate to hot and humid climatic regions.

Mesophytes generally require a more or less continuous water supply. They usually have larger, thinner leaves compared to xerophytes, sometimes with a greater number of stomata on the undersides of leaves.

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