What does ombrotrophic mean?



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    Ombrotrophic refers to an area that receives moisture, chemicals, and nutrients from the atmosphere (usually in the form of precipitation.) Due to many of the chemicals found in the atmosphere, this area may be very acidic. Organisms that thrive in this area must be adapted to high acidity and low nutrients. Examples of this area are bogs, (sphagnum and peat) peatlands, mosses, etc.  

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    Ombrotrophic refers to raised of blanket bogs that received all water and nutrients from direct precipitation. Runoff nor groundwater reached the bog. 

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