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.
Useful behaviours for this habitat
Ecozones where this habitat is found
Other Terrestrial habitats