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kingdom

A taxonimic ranking: Domain; Kingdom; Phylum; Class; Order; Family; Genus; Species.

kwongan

An aboriginal word from the Nyungar language of southwestern Australia refering to the open, scrubby vegetation on sandy soil, similar to, though less diverse than, the South African fynbos.  It also resembles the vegetation types of other mediterranean regions - California's chaparral, the Chilean matorral, and the Mediterranean maquis.


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