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Top End Native Plant Society newsletter



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3 and includes the quince (Marmeleiro), bauhinia (Moror) (see below) and the blue columnar cactus (Facheiro). Animals include the turtle dove (Asa branca), hyacinth macaw (Arura azul), armadillo (Tatu peba), cane toad (Sapo cururu). The coastal region in Brazils south east is the Altantic Rainforest a biome shared with Argentina and Uruguay and covering 1.315 460 km. The annual rainfall 1600 to 2500mm and mean annual temperature 22 to 27C and this biomes has around 20,000 plant species including mango (Manga) and pepper (Aroeira) trees. Animals include the Toucan (Tucano de bico preto) (see below), Macaque (Macaco prego), wooly spider monkey (Muriqui-do-norte) and pit viper (Jararaca). Brazil grasslands or Campos (known also as Pampas) are also shared with Argentina and Uruguay and cover 750 000 km. Annual rainfall is about 1200 mm and mean annual temperature range from 19 to 22C. This biome has 3000 plant species including the jacaranda (Caroba) (see below) and conifers including the Brazilian pine (Pinheiro do Paran). Animals found in this region include the maned three-toed sloth (Preguia de coleira), black-necked swan (Cisne de pescoo preto) and burrowing owl (Coruja buraqueira). The Pantanal biome covers 195 000 km in central South America and is also found in Bolivia and Paraguay. The mean annual rainfall is between 1000 and 1400 mm with mean temperatures between 23 and 25C. This biome has about 3500 plant species including guava (Ara), and a Pouteria species (Fruta de veado) (see below). Animals of the Pantanal include the largest rodent in the world the giant otter (Ariranha), Capybara (Capivara) and Piranha along with crocodile and deer species. The final biome found in Brazil and Paraguay is the Cerrado or savanna covering 2 million km2 of central Brazil and has an annual rainfall 1200 - 1700mm and mean annual temperature of 20 - 23C. The region is home to 30000 plant species in a mosaic of 5 different vegetation types; grasslands (campo limpo), tree-covered savannah (campo cerrado), open savanna (campo sujo) tree dominated grassland (cerrado sensu stricto) and deep forest (cerrado). Animals in this area include toucans, ant eaters, armadillos, and the maned wolf (Lobo Guar) (see below) which has an extraordinary relationship with the wolf apple (Lobeira) or Solanum lycocarpum. This is significant as the wolf is the only animal to eat the toxic fruit of this plant and is therefore its primary dispersal

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