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Recovery of eastern Cape heathland after fire

A. M. F. G. Jacot Guillarmod
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1230 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1230 | © 1983 A. M. F. G. Jacot Guillarmod | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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A. M. F. G. Jacot Guillarmod, Botanical Research Unit, Department of Agriculture, South Africa

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Abstract

In parts of the eastern Cape, fire is increasing in frequency and intensity in heathland, due mainly to the presence of adventive exotic tree species. These adventives also smother the indigenous vegetation under a dense canopy or with leaf litter. This heathland* flora requires a long period to reach its climax and under present conditions, this is rarely attained.


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