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deciduous

1. Botany (of trees and shrubs) shedding all leaves annually at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without leaves
2. Zoology (of antlers, wings, teeth, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

deciduous

[di′sij·ə·wəs]
(biology)
Falling off or being shed at the end of the growing period or season.

deciduous

Descriptive of trees or shrubs, usually of temperate climates, that shed their leaves annually; characteristic of most hardwoods and a few softwoods.
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Characteristics of study plots in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, southern India Dry thorn forest (DTF), dry deciduous forest (DDF), moist deciduous forest (MDF), semi-evergreen forest (SEF) Plot Location Forest Rainfall type (mm) 1 11.
Detecting an invasive shrub in deciduous forest understories using remote sensing.
In cerradao and Seasonal Deciduous Forest of the Serra de Maracaju, the most species rich climber family was Dioscoreaceae, followed by Sapindaceae, Fabaceae, and Malpighiaceae.
Deciduous forest was weighted by 2 because it is the second most important vegetation type for white-tailed deer in Michigan, and was weighted the same in the previous models we adapted this from (Felix 2003; Felix et al.
At the second order, turkey's consistently selected deciduous forest, deciduous swamp, fields, and mixed forest habitats (Fig.
Carryover effects from the previous season also are known in deciduous forest trees.
We trapped them along the streambeds, on the limits of corn- and peanut fields, in cattle ranches, and among thorny vegetation and secondary vegetation in tropical deciduous forest.
81% (2010), the area of deciduous forest is decreased from 56.
The deciduous forest in our study is the richest ecosystem.
5): northwestern South America, common in Central America, occasional in Oaxaca and Guerrero in tropical deciduous forest.
However, on the tsingy itself there remains moderately tall dry deciduous forest with some moist evergreen forest patches in the larger ravines and gullies within the tsingy outcrops.