Riverside forest in savanna

Title Info
Common name Palm; Acacia
Scientific name Arecaceae; Acacia
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Grasslands, savannas; Wetlands, aquatic
Grasslands and savannas Tropical savanna
Wetlands and aquatic Rivers, streams
Organisms Plants
Keywords ecotone
Date August 08, 2003
Location Serengeti National Park, near Seronera,Tanzania,Africa

Riverside forest within tropical savanna, Tanzania. The ecotone between a riverside forest and the savanna just beyond is quite clear. The Serengeti is quite dry for much of the year and cannot support palm trees, except where there are permanent rivers such as this.