Original paper

The grassland communities of the slopes and plains of the north-eastern Orange Free State

Eckhardt, H. C.; van Rooyen, N.; Bredenkamp, G. J.

Phytocoenologia Band 25 Heft 1 (1995), p. 1 - 21

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published: Apr 10, 1995

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/25/1995/1

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Abstract

A phytosociological survey of the grasslands of the north-eastern Orange Free State was conducted. Two separate phytosociological tables were compiled and the recognised plant communities are described and discussed in this report. Relevés were compiled in 148 stratified random sample plots. Refinement of a TWINSPAN classification of the vegetation was done according to Braun-Blanquet procedures. Fourteen plant communities and one variant were identified. A hierarchical classification and ecological interpretation of the vegetation are also presented.

Keywords

Braun-Blanquetgrasslandphytosociologyterrain unit