sclerophyllous vegetation

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sclerophyllous vegetation Typically scrub, but also forest, in which the leaves of the trees and shrubs are evergreen, hard, thick, leathery, and usually small. These adaptations allow the plants to survive the pronounced hot, dry season of the Mediterranean-type climate in which sclerophyllous vegetation is best developed.

sclerophyllous vegetation

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sclerophyllous vegetation Typically scrub, but also woodland, in which the leaves of the trees and shrubs are evergreen, small, hard, thick, and leathery. These adaptations allow the plants to survive the pronounced hot, dry season of the Mediterranean-type climate in which sclerophyllous vegetation is best developed.