Flooded grasslands and savannas

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The Pantanal, in south-central South America

Flooded grasslands and savannas is a terrestrial biome. Its component ecoregions are generally located at subtropical and tropical latitudes, which are flooded seasonally or year-round. A common term is swamp.


Flooded grasslands and savanna habitats, plant communities, ecosystems, ecozones, and ecoregions are characterized by:

  • very wet to saturated soil moisture content in nutrient rich soils.
  • in temperate—warm to tropical—hot climates.

They are found as grasslands, savannas, and wetlands.


Some type examples include

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