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is a form of sclerophyll scrub vegetation which typically consists
of tall, dense, evergreen shrubs and low trees. Maquis grows in
areas with rainfall and temperatures that are intermediate between
garrigue and sclerophyll woodland. Garrigue is a sparser, lower form
of vegetation with many aromatic shrubs that have soft foliage. It
generally occupies the drier, hotter regions with less fertile soil
than maquis. Sclerophyll woodland is dominated by oaks and is found
in moister areas than either garrigue or maquis vegetation. The
maquis, garrigue and sclerophyl woodland regions are largely
coastal, but also extend further inland, particularly along river
forest is denser than woodland and is dominated by oaks and pines,
largely of the same species that are more widely spaced in woodland.
Forest grows in wetter locations than the other forms of vegetation.
In the north and at higher elevations, the sclerophyll tree zone
merges into mixed deciduous broad-leaved and tall conifer forest.
R. Dallman: Plant life in the world's mediterranean climates,
of California Press, Berkeley, 1998.