What is the meaning of tundra?

Tundra is a type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.

The term tundra is derived from the Russian word meaning "uplands", "treeless mountain tract".

Tundra is known for large stretches of bare ground, rocks, and the vegetation that is composed of dwarf shrubs, mosses and lichens, sedges, and grasses. In some tundra region scattered trees grow

There are three types of tundra: Arctic tundra, Alpine tundra, and Antarctic tundra.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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