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.
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.