Mountain vegetation in South Africa

Mediterranean forest

Mediterranean forest includes the fynbos of South Africa, the matorral of Chile and forests in parts of California. Hot, dry summers, contrast with much milder, wetter winters. Bushfires are a common occurrence, so many of the plants are adapted to surviving being scorched. Some species actually depend on fire to clear out competitors or to germinate their seeds.

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Useful behaviours for this habitat


Ecozones where this habitat is found


Other Terrestrial habitats