Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Plant Community

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1909

A plant community is an organic combination of different plant species living together in a relatively homogeneous environment. Each relatively stable plant community has a certain composition and structure. In general, in areas with superior habitat conditions, the species of the communities have a rich composition and complex structure, such as tropical rainforests. Under severe and harsh conditions, the communities are usually poorly composed and have simple structures, such as tundra deserts.

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