tropical scrub

tropical scrub

[′träp·ə·kəl ′skrəb]
(ecology)
A class of vegetation composed of low woody plants (shrubs), sometimes growing quite close together, but more often separated by large patches of bare ground, with clumps of herbs scattered throughout; an example is the Ghanaian evergreen coastal thicket. Also known as brush; bush; fourré; mallee; thicket.
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Ecological aspects of the tropical scrub vegetation on rocky outcrops of the Serra dos Carajas, state of Para, Brazil.
Most of the Mimosa species occur in the and tropical scrub and the tropical deciduous forest, which are considered the most endangered vegetation types of the Valley.
Roatan Island has patches of low tropical scrub forest mostly in the eastern half of the Island.

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