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A Phytosociological Study of the Cape Fynbos and other Vegetation at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch

M. J. A. Werger, F. J. Kruger, H. C. Taylor
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 4 | a1570 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i4.1570 | © 1972 M. J. A. Werger, F. J. Kruger, H. C. Taylor | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 November 1972 | Published: 17 November 1972

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M. J. A. Werger, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa
F. J. Kruger, Jonkershoek Forest Research Station, Department of Forestry, South Africa
H. C. Taylor, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Abstract

The Braun-Blanquet phytosociological method was tested in the complex Fynbos vegetation of the South-western Cape Region o f South Africa. In the Swartboschkloof Nature Reserve, Jonkers- hoek, the Fynbos, riverine scrub and forest vegetation was classified preliminarily into eight com­munities, which are described floristically and related to habitat. The results hold promise, and the possibilities of classifying the Cape Fynbos in a formal phytosociological system are discussed.


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