Restinga

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For the municipality in Brazil's São Paulo state, see Restinga, São Paulo.
Restinga habitat, Rio de Janeiro state.
Restinga habitat, São Paulo state.

Restinga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁesˈtʃĩɡɐ]) — a spit and a distinct type of coastal Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest, found in eastern Brazil. [1]

Restingas form on sandy, acidic, and nutrient-poor soils, and are characterized by medium sized trees and shrubs adapted to the drier and nutrient-poor conditions. [1]

One of the most notable restingas is the Restinga da Marambaia (in Rio de Janeiro), which is owned and kept by the Brazilian Army.

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The World Wildlife Fund distinguishes two Restinga ecoregions.

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