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Structural and floristic classifications of Cape Mountain Fynbos on Rooiberg, southern Cape

H. C. Taylor, F. van der Meulen
Bothalia | Vol 13, No 3/4 | a1362 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v13i3/4.1362 | © 1981 H. C. Taylor, F. van der Meulen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 November 1981 | Published: 10 November 1981

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H. C. Taylor, Botanical Research Unit,, South Africa
F. van der Meulen, Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria. P, South Africa

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Structure and floristic composition of the plant cover were used to establish separate classifications of plant communities in Mountain Fynbos on Rooiberg, South Africa. The structural units and floristic associations closely correlate with each other and their distribution reflects the major environmental influences, aspect and altitude. It is concluded that, despite the preliminary character of the survey, resource inventories of this type are suitable as a foundation for park management.


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