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deprecated concept > grassland

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  • [Henderson's] n. biome found in regions where the average annual precipitation (ca. 25– 76 cm) is sufficient to support the growth of grasses and other herbaceous plants but generally insufficient to support continu­ous tree cover. In wetter regions grassland is maintained as a result of grazing by her­bivores. see alpine grassland, giant-grass community, prairie, savanna, short-grass community, steppe, tall-grass community, veld.

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  • [controlled by ] Leca Stefan 14.06.2013

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  • US LTER controlled vocabulary




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