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Cerrado vegetation in eastern Mato Grosso. The topology of the Central-West is characterized by the Central Brazilian High1ands. Here plateaus vary on an average between 300 and 500 meters in altitude with abrupt chapadas or uplands and numerous rivers that carve out deep valleys. About 30% of the region is covered by equatorial and tropical rain forest, especially the northwest of Mato Grosso. In some areas of eastern Goiás conditions are similar to those existing in the semi-arid sertão. However, the predominant vegetation form is the cerrado which covers most of Goiás, central and eastern Mato Grosso, and eastern Mato Grosso do Sul. In southern Mato Grosso do Sul campos limpos or vast flat grasslands are found.Vegetação de cerrado no leste do Mato Grosso. A topologia desta região é caracterizada pelo Planalto Central. Os planaltos variam em média de 300 a 500 metros de altitude, com abruptas chapadas e numerosos rios que escavam profundos vales. Aproximadamente 30% da região é coberta pela floresta equatorial e tropical, principalmente o noroeste do Mato Grosso. Ao leste de Goiás, algumas das características físicas da região são semelhantes àquelas existentes no sertão semi-árido do Nordeste. Entretanto, a vegetação predominante é o cerrado que cobre a maior parte de Goiás, centro e leste do Mato Grosso e o leste do Mato Grosso do Sul. No sul do Mato Grosso do Sul são encontrados campos limpos ou vastas terras planas cobertas por gramíneas.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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