Lieth, Helmut Department of Botany, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Floral and faunal composition
- Environmental conditions
- Geographic distribution
- Agricultural practices
- Extratropical types
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The term savanna was originally used to describe a tropical grassland with more or less scattered dense tree areas. This vegetation type is very abundant in tropical and subtropical areas, primarily because of climatic factors. The modern definition of savanna includes a variety of physiognomically or environmentally similar vegetation types in tropical and extratropical regions.
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