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The efficient use of small plots in a fynbos phytosociological study in the northern Cederberg: a quick way to collect plant-environmental data

P. J. Mustart, E. J. Moll, H. C. Taylor
Bothalia | Vol 23, No 2 | a812 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v23i2.812 | © 1993 P. J. Mustart, E. J. Moll, H. C. Taylor | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 October 1993 | Published: 10 October 1993

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P. J. Mustart, Department of Botany. University of Cape Town, South Africa
E. J. Moll, Department of Botany. University of Cape Town, South Africa
H. C. Taylor,, South Africa

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Abstract

A phytosociological survey of selected plant communities in the northern Cederberg was made using small (4-16 m') plot sizes. A satisfactory phytosociological table was obtained, and plant-environmental relationships were inferred from it. The use of small plot sizes enabled ecological information about plant communities to be quickly, easily and efficiently obtained. This method could be of considerable use for establishing and monitoring vegetation patterns.


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Cederberg; phytosociological survey; small plot sizes

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