The vegetation of the Bc land type in the western Transvaal Grassland, South Africa
Bezuidenhout, H.; Bredenkamp, G.J.
This report forms part of a research programme on the synthesis of the vegetation of the western Grassland Biome in South Africa. The vegetation of the Bc land type in the western Grassland was investigated. Using a numerical classification technique (TWIN-SPAN) as a first approximation, the classification was refined by applying Braun-Blanquet procedures. The result is a first comprehensive syntaxonomical and synecological account of the vegetation of the Bc land type of the western Grassland Biome. A hierarchical classification as well as description and ecological interpretation of the syntaxa are presented. In the phytosociological table two new alliances and seven new associations are recognized. This report should contribute significantly to the present knowledge and ecological understanding of the western Transvaal Grasslands.