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Wetland vegetation of southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

L. Perkins, G. J. Bredenkamp, J. E. Granger
Bothalia | Vol 30, No 2 | a557 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v30i2.557 | © 2000 L. Perkins, G. J. Bredenkamp, J. E. Granger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 2000 | Published: 25 September 2000

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L. Perkins, Department of Botany. University of Pretoria, South Africa
G. J. Bredenkamp, Department of Botany. University of Pretoria, South Africa
J. E. Granger, Department of Botany. University of Natal, South Africa

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Abstract

Vegetation data from southern KwaZulu-Natal were analysed. TWINSPAN classification separated the entire data set (547 releves) into five subsets. One subset, representing the vegetation of the wetlands of southern Kw aZulu-Natal, was further classified by Braun-Blanquet procedures. Eight plant communities and fourteen subcommunities were identified and described. The results can be integrated with existing phytosociological classifications of the Grassland Biome.

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Braun-Blanquet; classification. Grassland Biome. KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa; vegetation; wetlands

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