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Title: Alpine-steppe  
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Subject: Trifolium andersonii, Pleistocene Park, Steppe
Collection: Ecoregions, Grasslands, Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
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The alpine-steppe ecoregion is a high altitude natural grassland, in the montane grasslands and shrublands biome. The alpine-steppe receives very little rainfall.


The Tibetan plateau is one example of an alpine steppe.[1] It has an average elevation of over 4,500 meters and receives, on average, 25 to 50 mm[2] of rain per year.[3]

See also


  1. ^ World Wildlife Fund (2001). "Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. 
  2. ^ Korean History Project: Journey to Asia: China
  3. ^ "Tibet", Encyclopedia Americana, Volume 26, page 718, 1998

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