| The Steep-sided Termite Mounds of the
mounds are a feature of, but are not confined to the higher rainfall
zone of the miombo biome. On most of the plateau the steep-sided
mounds, when they occur, are aligned along the woodland margins,
sometimes extending into the sandy dambos. On the flat or gently
inclined interfluves the mounds are often degraded, sometimes to the
point when they can be recognized only as circular patches of taller
grass. Degradation is the result of the clay being leached away to be
redeposited in the floodplains or dambo.
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