Data Biosphere GNV64

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LEGEND for ECOLOGICAL MAP of the VEGETATION COVER OF BENIN, UNEP/FAO 1978 (28 classes)

Class Class Name

( I Dry Continental Zone)

1 Semi-deciduous forest and deciduous forest, generally degraded 2 Woodland and woodland savanna 3 Tree savanna and shrub savanna 4 Tree and shrub savanna with high incidence of cultivation 5 Gallery forest 6 Saxicolus tree and shrub savanna 7 Woodland savanna, tree and shrub savanna seasonally inundated

( II Dry Coastal zone )

8 Semi-deciduous forest and deciduous forest, generally degraded 9 Woodland savanna 10 Tree savanna and shrub savanna 11 Mosaic of cultivation and bush fallow 12 Mosaic of cultivation and bush fallow with predominantly forest species 13 Mosaic of cultivation and shrub savanna 14 Gallery forest 15 Riverain formations: relics of semi-deciduous forest; seasonally inundated grassland 16 Swamp formations: grassland; occasional mangroves on saline sites 17 Teak plantations 18 Oil palm plantations 19 Coconut palm plantations

( III Very Dry Continental Zone)

20 Woodland savanna 21 Tree savanna and shrub savanna 22 Tree savanna and shrub savanna with high incidence of cultivation 23 Gallery forest 24 Saxicolus tree and shrub savanna 25 Riverain formations of the Niger and Pendjari; seasonally inundated shrub savanna 26 Areas without vegetation 27 Water (Niger river) 28 Other watercourses