TASK 3 - PLANT LIFE IN THE TAKLIMAKAN DESERT
After Africa's Sahara Desert, the next great desert is Taklimakan Desert which the width can be compared with Finland. 85 percent of the region consists of Sand dunes where the vegetation cannot grow prolifically. In an intolerable area which the temperature is unstable and change dramatically, have a high saltine and scorching summer, the plants can probably found only at a transitional zone where the open desert and oases give advantages and contribute to the plant growth.
An array of plants who thrive in such conditions include Populus euphratica, tamarix ramosissima, and Alhagi sparsifolia have been defending with different mechanisms. The coping methods are; drawing in as much water as possible, having an extensive roots to saturate water far from the standing tree, having strong roots to stabilize itself when the sandstorms come, closing the pores to minimize the loss of moistures and dilute the normally toxic salt by increasing the number its cells.