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Pyrophytes are plants which are adapted to the effects of fire or which are promoted - directly or indirectly - by the effects of fire. In some very hot and dry regions, they form what are known as fire ecosystems . The pyrophytes mainly include some trees, which are protected against the effects of fire by a thick bark . It can also be plants whose aboveground part burns down, but which can sprout again from underground organs, or herbaceous plants whose seeds are stored in the ground and sprout with the first rains after a fire, bloom and die again. Some plants are even favored by fire or need it for certain development phases, such as seed formation or seed dispersal (opening of cones ).

Examples of pyrophytes are:

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  1. Kuhnholtz-Lordat, G., 1938. La Terre Incendiée. Essai d'Agronomie Comparée. La Maison Carrde, Nimes, 361 pp.