from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In physical geography, of or pertaining to the shallow sea-bottom near the coast: as, subcoastal plains.
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In subcoastal areas woody vegetation becomes denser with dominant species from the genera Acacia, Commiphora, and Boswellia.
The coastal and subcoastal microphyllous evergreen forest, also called "dry mountain" forest in Cuba, characteristically establishes itself over coastal limestone.
It is classified according to the predominance of specific leaf length as mesophilous (13-26 centimeters (cm)) or microphyllous (1-6 cm), coastal and subcoastal.
The most characteristic and abundant correspond to the xeromorphous coastal and subcoastal scrubland with abundant succulents, also called coastal manigua, which is represented above all on the southern coast of Oriente.