Ombrofile Species

Ombrofile species are those plants that prefer shaded areas. The plants are autotrophic organisms, and unlike animals, are able to autonomously manufacture organic substances necessary for life, primarly sugars.The primary source of energy to which plants draw to perform photosynthesis is light. Higher plants can not live in an environment totally devoid of light. However, with regards to the light intensity, plants have very different requirements, among them are those that need a strong lighting, these plants are "heliophilous", to those that prefer dimly lit environments, these plants are "sciaphilous."In general it is easy to find sciaphilous plants in deciduous forests in cool, organic and moderately humid lands.The sciaphilous plants do not have a very different morphological conformation from heliophilous plants, however, the leaves take specific characteristics.They, compared to those of heliophilous, are generally thinner and   have a less developed mesophyll and with a tissue called "fence", rich in chloroplasts, consisting mostly of a single layer of cells.In plants that live in particularly shady environments, chlorophyll and chloroplasts can be found not only in the mesophyll, but even or mainly in the epidermal cells.


Species present in the area:
Scientific name (common name)

  • Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
  • Ligustrum japonicum (privet)
  • Ligustrum Aureum (privet)
  • Taxus baccata (Rate)
  • Euonymus europaeus (euonymus)
  • Carylus avellane (Common Hazel)
  • Ruscus hypoglossum (Ruscolo more)
  • Ilex aquifolium (Holly)
  • Quercus ileso (Holm)
  • Juniperus communis (Juniper)
  • Bucsus sempervirexs (Bosso)