postclimax

noun
post·climax

Definition of postclimax 

: a relatively stable ecological community requiring a greater amount of available moisture than that generally available to a climax and occurring typically where locally abundant soil moisture compensates for a generally deficient precipitation a forest postclimax on a moist northward-facing slope within a grassland climax — compare preclimax

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post- + climax

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