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A sparse, stunted forest in areas of little rainfall in northeastern Brazil; trees are leafless in the dry season.



a tropical deciduous vegetation growing sparselyin the forests of northeastern Brazil. The constant arid conditions, interrupted by short rains, favor mainly the growth ofscrubs, medium-height trees, and shrubs. The caatinga is charac-terized by bottle trees, thorny trees, and leaf succulents (sunspurges and cacti) and cauline succulents.

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This exclusion comes to be significant when thinking of the caatinga as a metaphor for the jagunco, which I will explicate in a moment.
It is the object of studies on biodiversity, geographic distribution and characterization of the main plant standards in the Serido Caatinga in Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil.
Composition, microgeographic variation and sexual dimorphism in Caatingas and Cerrado bat communities from Northeast Brazil.
Food availability in the Brazilian Caatinga heavily depends on the capacity of farmers (most of them are subsistence producers) to preserve the post-harvest quality of their production.
S', omatus may be associated with dry forests in canyons of the Caatinga where it uses the forest as habitat for breeding and adjacent areas for foraging (Lyon and Kuhnigk 1985, Chaves et al.
6): The type locality is a typical annual pool in Caatinga biome, located about 18 km southeast of the city of Born Jesus da Lapa.
juliflora sobre a fitodiversidade e a estrutura do estrato arbustivoarboreo em areas de Caatinga, no Estado da Paraiba, bem como orientar acoes conservacionistas voltadas para o controle da especie invasora, subsidiando a busca de solucoes para este grave problema socioambiental, que ja ameaca o bioma caatinga.
Em sua organizacao estrutural, a presenca conjunta da caatinga e de cultivos forrageiros hidricos tendeu a ser complementar.
Deforestation of native Cerrado and Caatinga vegetation, for instance, is closely related to the construction of roads (PRADO et al.
Further subdivision of this forest-type into caatinga savannas round on loose sediments (Duivenvoorden & Lips, 1995) and campina savannas on white sand (Pires & Prauce, 1985) has been suggested.
Rhopalurus rochae: BRAZIL: Bahia: 2 specimens, Caatinga do Moura, 10[degrees]59'S, 40[degrees]45'W, 24-29 January 1980, P.
Brazil, found only in the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia, growing in caatinga vegetation.