Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of heathland.

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Examples

  • Wetter areas are home to the silken surfaces of green-veined whites, while some heathlands host the dazzling green hairstreak.

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  • A fact not so hard to imagine when you consider it's diverse habitats ranging from barren deserts to alpine heathlands and tropical rainforests.

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  • There is also a significant endemic flora in the grasslands, heathlands, moorlands, and other non-forested habitats at higher elevations.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • In general, heathlands with Ericaceae (Calluna, Erica, and Ulex spp.) have replaced natural forests.

    Atlantic mixed forests

  • Overclearing, changes to fire regimes in heathlands, extensive drainage of wetlands, alteration to flooding regimes, and severe fragmentation of habitat are taking a heavy toll of the natural biota of this region.

    Naracoorte woodlands

  • On the coastline, heathlands with Ulex gallii occur, adapted to local ecological conditions of wind and sea spray.

    Atlantic mixed forests

  • The Atlantic Mixed Forests Ecoregion includes coastal vegetation formations of dunes and heathlands with vegetation that thrives in salty soil.

    Atlantic mixed forests

  • Other notable vegetation features include extensive mangrove forests, floodplain sedgelands and grasslands, swamp forests dominated by Melaleuca species, and heathlands in the sandstone plateau and sandsheets.

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • Mostly dominated by eucalyptus woodland, the region also contains notable rainforest, heathlands, grasslands, wetlands, and mangrove vegetation.

    Cape York tropical savanna

  • In contrast, the herpetofauna shared between New Guinea and Australia are not rainforest species, and are often concentrated in heathlands habitat.

    Cape York tropical savanna

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