Definitions

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  • n. A geographic area with a relatively uniform composition of plant species.

Etymologies

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phyto- +‎ chorion

Examples

  • Succulent and dwarf shrublands of the Karoo-Namib phytochorion extend down the dry river valleys from the arid interior.

    Albany thickets

  • The Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands ecoregion lies beyond Lake Malawi to the west, while north, the ecoregion is bordered by Acacia-Commiphora Bushland and Thicket belonging to the Somali-Masai phytochorion.

    Eastern Miombo woodlands

  • This new phytochorion is mapped to extend to northern Mozambique, somewhat further south than the border we are using here.

    Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • There are 1,250 plants recorded from the Somalia-Masai phytochorion, but it is not known how many of them are endemic.

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

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