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caatinga

(kɑːˈtɪŋɡə)
n
a Brazilian semi-arid scrub forest
[C19: from Tupi ka’a tinga white forest]
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Esse enclave de mata umida configura uma formacao de altitude que pelo grau de similaridade vegetacional e floristica, representa remanescentes da mata pluvial driatica (Mata Atlantica ou Floresta Serrano Oriental), validas como disjuncoes florestais em meio as caatingas circunjacentes.
A flora das Caatingas do Rio Sao Francisco: historia natural e conservacao.
We selected from the literature surveys in the caatingas of Campo Maior, excluding studies in the cerrados.
Composition microgeographic variation and sexual dimorphism in caatingas and cerrado bats communities from Northeastern Brazil.
Na terminologia original de Ab'Saber teremos os dominios: amazonico, cerrado, mares de morros, caatingas, araucaria e pradarias do sul; entre os dominios ocorrem areas de transicao (Figura 1).
Smith, (Fabaceae), e uma especie nativa da Caatinga, conhecida popularmente como amburana, amburana-de-cheiro, cumaru, cumaru-do-ceara, cumaru-das-caatingas, imburana, imburana-decheiro e umburana, utilizada de modo significativo pela populacao do semiarido, devido o valor madeireiro, ornamental, forrageiro e medicinal.
One such representative sliver appears within the section titled "The Land," a part called "As Caatingas.
Animals such as the pit viper, which are often cited for medicinal use, are endemic to Caatingas (Eliza Maria Xavier Freire).
This size would allow to obtain excellent data from the vegetation of Caatingas abertas (shrub steppes) up to Caatingas arboreas (dry forest).
The caatingas at La Esmeralda are developed on albic arenosols, characterized by a layer of humus-rich sand (mean loss on ignition = 21%) [approximately]40 cm thick, overlying a bleached white-sand E horizon in which there are very few fine roots.
His second novel, Historia d'o rei degolado nas caatingas do Sertao (1977; "Story of the Decapitated King in the Backwoods"), was a sequel to the first.