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What kind of plants has thick fleshy, succulent, green stems with reduced leaves?
1. Xerophytes
2. Mesophytes
3. Hydrophytes
4. Epiphytes

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Xerophytes

The correct answer is Xerophytes.

  • Succulents plants are with fleshy, thickened leaves and/or swollen stems that store water.
  • Succulents Plants are able to survive on limited water resources, such as dew and mist, making them tolerant of drought. 
  • Examples are Aloe vera, Cactus

Xerophytes

  • Xerophytes are plants that grow in dry conditions, such as a desert or ice- or snow-covered region.
  • Examples of xerophytes are cacti, pineapple, and some Gymnosperm plants.

Mesophytes

  • Mesophytes are terrestrial plants that live in an average supply of water.
  • Examples of mesophytes are sunflowers, palm trees, rose, tomato.

Hydrophytes

  • Hydrophytes are plants that live in water.
  • Examples of hydrophytes are lotus, water-lily.

Epiphytes

  • Epiphytes are plants that grow upon another plant or object merely for physical support.
  • Epiphytes have no attachment to the ground or other obvious nutrient sources and are not parasitic on the supporting plants.
  • Epiphytes are also called air plants. 
  • Examples of ephiphytes are orchids, mosses.

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