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A phyt osociological classification of the vegetation of the Jack Scott Nature Reserve*

B. J. Coetzee
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 3 | a1792 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i3.1792 | © 1974 B. J. Coetzee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 December 1974 | Published: 04 December 1974

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B. J. Coetzee, Botanical Research Institute. Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Abstract

The vegetation of the Jack Scott Nature Reserve in the Central Bankenveld Veld Type is classified chiefly by the Braun-Blanquet Table Method. Habitat features, physiognomy, total floristic composition, differentiating species, woody plants and prominent grasses and forbs are presented for each community. Characterizing habitat features, in order of importance for the communities, are: exposure, soil texture, geology, slope, aspect, degree of rockiness and previous ploughing. The classification correlates well with the major physiographic and climatic variation in the Reserve and generally does not cut across main physiognomic types. The communities are potentially homogeneous management units.


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