Madagascar ericoid thickets

WWF Abstract

Four large mountainous formations, called massifs, rise in scattered points from the island of Madagascar. Much remains to be discovered about this ecoregion, which scientists had rarely studied until recently. The name of the ecoregion is based on its principal species of vegetation--thicket-forming plants of the Ericaceae (blueberry) family. But it also includes many plants of the Rubiaceae (coffee) family. These thickets occur from elevations of approximately 6,000 feet (1800 m) to the height of the highest massif at 9,491 feet (2876 m).
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Area:319,999 acres (129,499 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER