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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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i) Montane Dry Sub Tropical Scrub in Gilgit and Hunza River valleys up to Raikot and Bunji in between 750-1219 meters elevation range,
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Ecological aspects of the tropical scrub vegetation on rocky outcrops of the Serra dos Carajas, state of Para, Brazil.
From July 2008 to December 2009, the area was monitored with six Tigrinus[R] digital camera-traps that sampled three areas in three different successional stages: primary and secondary forests and brush (tropical scrub).
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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