The shrublands of South America are concentrated in the southern tip and northern coastline of the continent. Shrublands along the northern coastline, the semi-desert scrubland of Venezuela, Colombia and the Caribbean Islands, are tropical and semi-desert. Various species with affinities to the surrounding tropical forests and savanna-woodlands mix with cacti and succulents. In contrast, the southern grasslands are typically cooler and include the Patagonian steppe (Argentina), the Chilean Matorral (Chile) and the Monte scrubland (Argentina).
South America - Shrubland