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  • noun A shrubland, a stunted woodland.
  • adjective Of, typical found in, or pertaining to a mattoral (that is, a shrubland).


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From Spanish.


  • Linework for this ecoregion follows the Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática (INEGI) current landcover maps, encompassing all "oak and pine forest" classification within the Sierra de la Laguna region, as well as portions of "low deciduous forest", "matorral", and agricultural activities which fall within these parameters.

    Sierra de la Laguna pine-oak forests

  • The heathland (matorral) vegetation varies with the availability of water.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • The inland dunes (cotos or matorral) are stabilised by scrub vegetation and in the hollows (corrales) between them are lagoons and marshy areas.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • Justification of Ecoregion Delineation This matorral ecoregion is limited to the Tehuacan Valley of southern central Mexico, and is thus isolated from other similar habitats.

    Tehuacán Valley matorral

  • Deliniations for this ecoregion follow INEGI, from which we lumped the following vegetation classifications: "sarcocaulous matorral", "crasicaulous matorral", and portions of "agricultural landuse".

    Tehuacán Valley matorral

  • In addition to these main ecosystems, there are also patches of dry forests, woodlands, cactus stands, thornscrub, and matorral found in this hotspot.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes

  • Other vegetation types include coastal and inland matorral and savannas, deciduous forests and high-elevation alpine vegetation.

    Biological diversity in the Chilean winter rainfall-valdivian forests

  • Subtropical matorral habitats consist of Acacia pennatula mixed with other Acacia, Ipomoea and Bursera, interspersed with Opuntia, and Stenocereus.

    Bajío dry forests

  • On the lower western slopes of the Andes and the eastern slopes of the Coast Range, the typical matorral is open and contains a rich assemblage of endemic herbaceous and geophyte species.

    Biological diversity in the Chilean winter rainfall-valdivian forests

  • Overgrazing by domestic animals has also contributed to the heavy degradation of matorral vegetation below the treeline.

    Biological diversity in the Chilean winter rainfall-valdivian forests


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