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scrub vegetation

A general term for vegetation dominated by shrubs, i.e. low, woody plants, which typically forms an intermediate community between grass or heath and high forest. Successional change is ...

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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56 words

... vegetation A general term for vegetation dominated by shrubs , i.e. low woody plants, which typically forms an intermediate community between grass or heath and high forest. Successional change is not necessarily implied, though the term is often used for the transitional stage in succession to climax woodland when shrubby plants...

scrub vegetation

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015

... vegetation A general term for vegetation dominated by shrubs , i.e. low, woody plants, which typically forms an intermediate community between grass or heath and high forest. Successional change is not necessarily implied, though the term is often used for the transitional stage in a succession to climax woodland when shrubby plants...

scrub vegetation

scrub vegetation  

A general term for vegetation dominated by shrubs, i.e. low, woody plants, which typically forms an intermediate community between grass or heath and high forest. Successional change is not ...
brigalow scrub

brigalow scrub  

The semi-arid scrub vegetation that occurs in parts of Australia; Acacia species provide the main vegetation.
scrub

scrub  

Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes which colonize open ground, particularly grassland. See also maquis.
scrub oak–mountain mahogany shrubland

scrub oak–mountain mahogany shrubland  

A North American shrubland vegetation dominated by mountain mahogany, serviceberry, and/or Gambel oak, accompanied by numerous grass and forb species, which is found in temperate areas such as the ...
paramo

paramo  

A humid Arctic-alpine meadow and scrub in which mosses and lichens are common. It occurs in the Andes, situated between the tree-line and the snow-line, and deriving much moisture from cloud or mist.
semi-desert scrub

semi-desert scrub  

A transitional formation type situated between true desert and more thickly vegetated areas (e.g. between thorn forest and desert or between savannah and desert). The vegetation is sparser than that ...
sclerophyllous vegetation

sclerophyllous vegetation  

Typically scrub, but also forest, in which the leaves of the trees and shrubs are evergreen, hard, thick, leathery, and usually small. These adaptations allow the plants to survive the pronounced ...
mountain ecology

mountain ecology  

A change in altitude up a mountain equals a latitudinal shift away from the equator, and vegetation types change accordingly. The sequence in the San Francisco mountains is hot desert cactus at 200 ...
pinyon–juniper woodland

pinyon–juniper woodland  

A distinctive North American woodland vegetation with scattered trees of medium height, often mixed with sagebrush and other scrub, which is common in the dry arid mountain regions in the west.
tree veld

tree veld  

In S. Africa, grassland with an open or light cover of trees which gives it a parkland aspect. It is thought that in the absence of fire much, if not all, of the veld would develop into forest or ...
garrigue

garrigue  

(garigue)A low-growing, secondary vegetation which is widespread in the Mediterranean basin and is derived from the original mixed forest. The dominant plants are aromatic herbs and prickly dwarf ...
woodland

woodland  

1 A vegetation community that includes widely spaced, mature trees. The tree crowns are typically more spreading in form than those of forest trees. Crowns do not touch and do not form a closed ...
formation

formation  

1 (plant formation) In vegetation description and analysis, a classificatory unit which usually implies a distinctive physiognomy rather than a distinctive species composition. In detail, the various ...
serpentine barrens

serpentine barrens  

Impoverished, often scrubby or heathy vegetation associated with serpentine rocks. On weathering these rocks release an excess of magnesium into the soil, and this often inhibits the development of ...
shifting cultivation

shifting cultivation  

The traditional agricultural system of semi-nomadic people, in which a small area of forest is cleared by burning, cultivated for 1–5 years, and then abandoned as soil fertility and crop yields fall ...
maquis

maquis  

Dense scrub vegetation consisting of hardy evergreen shrubs and small trees, characteristic of coastal regions in the Mediterranean. The French resistance movement during the German occupation ...
campo cerrado

campo cerrado  

The campos of Brazil comprises savannah-type vegetation associated with very poor soils, although, in the absence of fire, woodland or scrub would no doubt prevail. There are several campos variants, ...
chanaral

chanaral  

A type of thorny, scrub vegetation, in which chañar (Gourliaea decorticans) is common, that occurs in southern-central parts of South America.

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