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Koedoe

versão On-line ISSN 2071-0771
versão impressa ISSN 0075-6458

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GOTZE, Albie R.; CILLIERS, Sarel S.; BEZUIDENHOUT, Hugo  e  KELLNER, Klaus. Analysis of the vegetation of the sandstone ridges (Ib land type) of the north-eastern parts of the Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Koedoe [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.1, pp.72-81. ISSN 2071-0771.

The establishment of the Mapungubwe National Park has been an objective of several conservationists for many years. The ultimate objective is that this park should become a major component of a Transfrontier National Park shared by Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The aim of this study was to identify, classify and describe the plant communities present in the Ib land type of the park. Sampling was done by means of the Braun-Blanquet method. A total of 48 stratified random relevés were sampled in the Ib land type. All relevé data were imported into a TURBOVEG database, after which the numerical classification technique TWINSPAN was used as a first approximation. Subsequently, Braun-Blanquet procedures were used to refine data and a phytosociological table was constructed, using the visual editor, MEGATAB. Two plant communities and several subcommunities and variants were identified and described from the phytosociological table.

Palavras-chave : Braun-Blanquet procedures; Mapungubwe National Park; phytosociology; savanna biome; vegetation classification.

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