Cathedral shaped mounds located in the Ivory Coast.
- Macrotermes bellicosus
- 6° 13' N, 5° 1' 60" W
- Coconut Plantation
- Köppen Class
On average, 1200mm of rain fall here each year, with 520mm (or 43.33%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.
Local SoilThe local soil is typic tropaquept, which is primarily composed of kaolinite and smectite. (Abe 2007)
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Photo Source: Photo Credit: Pascal Jouquet http://photos.afes.fr/picture.php?/329