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caatinga

[kä′tiŋ·gə]
(ecology)
A sparse, stunted forest in areas of little rainfall in northeastern Brazil; trees are leafless in the dry season.

Caatinga

 

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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Embora as vegetacoes abertas e fechadas das areias brancas no Parque Nacional Serra de Itabaiana (PNSI), localizado na zona de transicao entre os biomas Mata Atlantica e Caatinga sejam distintas, elas estao sob as mesmas condicoes edaficas e macroclimaticas.
A fase de semiaridez agressiva contribuiu para a atuacao da morfogenese mecanica sobre o relevo, esbocando a configuracao das amplas rampas de pedimentacao concomitante a retracao das florestas tropicais para os refugios ecologicos, a medida que as caatingas ralas expandiam-se pelas depressoes intermontanas favorecendo a remocao dos solos desprotegidos face aos efeitos das chuvas torrenciais.
Neste sentido, objetivouse prospectar especies da flora nativa do Bioma Caatinga ocorrentes no Vale do Submedio Sao Francisco que apresentem elementos esteticos apropriados para uso no paisagismo.
This grouping of Sedimentary caatingas and the caatinga of Campo Maior was evident from the analysis of both the general flora and that restricted to woody plants (Figs.
BATS (MAMMALIA: CHIROPTERA) FROM THE CAATINGA SCRUBLANDS OF THE CRATEUS REGION, NORTHEASTERN BRAZIL, WITH NEW RECORDS FOR THE STATE OF CEARA
2007), o quanto do cerrado e caatinga ja foi transformado para agricultura e o quanto de floresta atlantica ja foi utilizado sem planejamento de conservacao, restando deste dominio pouco mais de um decimo da sua estrutura original (Dean, 1996; Brasil, 2000).
Each of these qualities pervades the representative fragments, the first of which appears at the start of "As Caatingas.
The poor use of Caatinga resources has caused irreversible damage in this biome.
It is probably safe to conclude that the caatingas studied, [approximately]3 km from the village but totally useless for cultivation, have been little influenced by human activity.
Sem duvida, a diversidade de fisionomias presentes no dominio das caatingas dificulta o enquadramento em qualquer tipologia e sempre havera areas de excecao.
O dominio morfoclimatico semi-arido das Caatingas brasileiras.