In some areas, the land has become degraded to the point where crops cannot be planted, and it becomes secondary grassland or is simply invaded by weeds, such as bracken (Pteridium). From Wordnik.com. [Madagascar lowland forests] Reference
Sporobolus indicus is the most common grass with the ferns Pteridium aquilinum and Dicranopteris linearis also present; S. indicus grassland covers close to 25% of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. From Wordnik.com. [Fiji tropical dry forests] Reference
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