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  • n. A sparse, thorny wooded area of northeastern Brazil containing drought-resistant trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A forest composed of stunted trees and thorny bushes, found in areas of small rainfall in Brazil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A type of sparse, stunted woodland occupying extensive tracts, alternating with savanna, in the dry region of eastern and central Brazil.


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  • This fish occurs in an area of untouched 'caatinga' scrub or thorn forest.

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • The largest component of this is the arboreal Rio Negro caatinga.

    Jaú National Park, Brazil

  • Tree ferns and palms such as Geonoma appuniana and Euterpe caatinga grow well and Bromeliaceae and Eriocaulaceae grow in the understorey (Castillo, 2005; Sears, 2001b).

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • Elements of the Rio Negro caatinga vegetation on white sands are found near the border of Venezuela and Colombia.

    Negro-Branco moist forests

  • Small patches of cerrado and caatinga are also found where soils and geomorphology are adequate.

    Atlantic dry forests

  • These dry forests form the transitional habitat between the caatinga xeric shrublands and cerrado ecoregions of eastern Brazil.

    Atlantic dry forests

  • Some authors regard Atlantic dry forests as a kind of caatinga.

    Atlantic dry forests

  • This is characterised by low trees with thin trunks, with many bromeliad and orchid epiphytes; it grows on sandy nutrient-poor soils and averages 108 plant species per hectare campinarana or Rio Negro caatinga, a tall dry shrub-woodland mosaic restricted to the Rio Negro region which grows primarily in well drained uplands.

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil

  • The caatinga antwren (Herpsilochmus sellowi) has an isolated population in the Serra do Cachimbo.

    Mato Grosso tropical dry forests

  • These campos have specialized formation with unique flora Some of the vegetation in this Serra includes Calea lutea and other plants characteristic of caatinga forest.

    Mato Grosso tropical dry forests


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