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The vegetation of the dry dolomitic regions of the north-eastern mountain sourveld of the Transvaal escarpment, South Africa

Matthews, W. S.; Bredenkamp, G. J.; van Rooyen, N.

Phytocoenologia Band 20 Heft 4 (1992), p. 467 - 488

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published: Jul 9, 1992

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/20/1992/467

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A syntaxonomical and synecological analysis of the vegetation of the dry dolomitic regions of the Transvaal escarpment is presented. Relevés were compiled in 64 stratified sample plots. A TWINSPAN-classification, refined by Braun-Blanquet procedures, revealed ten plant communities, which can be classified under two major communities. A description of the communities is given. The classification was confirmed by DECORANA-ordination of the floristic data. One alliance, four associations and six subassociations are newly described. All syntaxa are related to specific environmental conditions.


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