Tapia woodlands

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serval:BIB_A9F16803D315
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A part of a book
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Title
Tapia woodlands
Title of the book
The New Natural History of Madagascar
Author(s)
Kull Christian A., Birkinshaw Christopher R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press
ISBN
9780691222622
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2022
Editor
Goodman Steven M.
Volume
1
Pages
121-126
Language
english
Abstract
Tapia woodlands (bois de tapia), named after the dominant tapia tree (Uapaca bojeri, Phyllanthaceae), are a type of vegetation found in highland zones of central and southwestern Madagascar. These woodlands are among the few, widely scattered examples of ‘native’ woody formations found in the highlands (along with the forests at Ambohitantely, Bongolava, Ankaratra, and Andringitra). This chapter surveys tapia woodlands, looking at their characteristics, origins, their use by humans, and their management, especially by fire.
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