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A synecological account of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. II. The phytosociology of the Ventersdorp Geological System

G. J. Bredenkamp, G. K. Theron
Bothalia | Vol 13, No 1/2 | a1310 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v13i1/2.1310 | © 1980 G. J. Bredenkamp, G. K. Theron | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 November 1980 | Published: 06 November 1980

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G. J. Bredenkamp, Department of Botany, University of the North, South Africa
G. K. Theron, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The vegetation of the Ventersdorp Geological System of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is analysed and classified according to the Braun-Blanquet method. Descriptions of the plant communities include description of habitat features, the identification of differentiating species groups as well as the listing of prominent and less conspicuous species for the tree, shrub and herbaceous layers. The habitat features that are associated with differences in vegetation include altitude, aspect, slope, rockiness of soil surface, soil depth and soil texture.


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