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Definition of savanna

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Definition as written by Terry:

Broadly defined, a savanna is land without (or with) trees, but with much grass (short or tall).

In Africa the term is used for open deciduous woodlands. The term bushveld is also sometimes used to describe savanna areas that contain low trees and shrub forms.

Most typically a savanna is a tropical ecosystem with a consistent herbaceous cover, and an intermittent cover of trees or shrubs.

Savannas are sometimes further differentiated as humid or arid. Fire and grazing are also an integral part of a savanna's ecosystem.

Definition as written by Magpye:

(also, 'savannah')
A flat grassland of tropical or subtropical regions dominated by grasses, sedges, and small shrubs with scattered trees, either as individuals or clumps. The savanna often represents a transitional region between true grassland and forest. Also, see: Biome and Grasslands.

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