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  • The varzea forest has a lower canopy, less species diversity, and a predominance of palms.

    Marajó varzea

  • This ecoregion does not include the abundant riparian flooded várzea, which is described under the Purus varzea ecoregion.

    Juruá-Purus moist forests

  • Now Hasa hovered above the treetops just outside Taulau Town, his craft on idle, contemplating the vast rain-swept swath of the Viisiiviisii, the Fluvan varzea.

    Drowning World

  • And with each passing day, the fecund varzea would send out more and more shoots and leaping vines and fast-growing spores in an attempt not to close the gap but to make use of the bounty of sunlight it presently provided.

    Drowning World

  • She glanced briefly at the custom varzea garb and the heavily laden service belts they wore beneath the protective outer suits.

    Drowning World

  • Could it not be sending us around aimlessly, deeper and deeper into the varzea?

    Drowning World

  • If it only boasted a working light or two, he might well be able to spot it while soaring over the varzea below.

    Drowning World

  • Beneath the arching transparency were curving walls of similar material, stained to translucence to block out views of the town and varzea outside.

    Drowning World

  • There would be no flooded forest, or varzea, as the humans called it, without the rain that fell continuously for 90 percent of the year.

    Drowning World

  • With the water from the many merged rivers of the varzea swirling ten meters below the suspended walkway and the surface of the land itself drowned twenty to thirty meters below that, he lifted himself up onto another crossway.

    Drowning World


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  • See várzea.

    July 2, 2012