Not a tree is to be seen, the few woods and thickets being hidden in the depressions and deep valleys of the rivers.
Frequently we came upon impassable thickets which forced us to take a round about way.
Much of the country, especially round the Gulf of Tolo, is covered with primeval forests and thickets, traversed by scarcely perceptible paths, or broken with a few clearings and villages.
Everywhere on moist sandy ground are to be seen tall thickets of Arundo donax.
Vast and impenetrable forests, impassable marches and thickets, numerous lakes, swampy meadows, with cleared and dry spaces here and there occupied by villages, are the leading features of this region.