Cone shaped mounds located in Namibia.
These mounds are generally topped with a single, slightly leaning spire.
Height: 1-3m, Diameter: 3-14m (due to outwash pediments)
- Macrotermes michaelseni
- 17° 52' 50" S, 24° 23' 60" E
- Köppen Class
On average, 735mm of rain fall here each year, with 422mm (or 57.41%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.
Local SoilThe local soil includes eutric fluvisols.
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