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Notes on the phytogeographical affinities of the southern Kalahari

M. J.A. Werger
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 1/2 | a1999 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i1/2.1999 | © 1973 M. J.A. Werger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 July 1973 | Published: 22 July 1973

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The chorological division of southern Africa as proposed by White (1965, 1971) and Volk (1966) is discussed. Reference is made to distribution patterns of some typical Karoo-Namib taxa as discussed by Volk and to the remarkable distribution of disjunct taxa in the arid zones of Africa. On the basis thereof and of the similarity in the floras of the southern Kalahari and the Karoo-Namib Region, the conclusion is drawn that the chorological division as proposed by Volk (1966) seems justified.


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