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Ordination as a tool for substantiating and interpreting floristic classifications: a case study

G. B. Deall, G. K. Theron
Bothalia | Vol 20, No 2 | a927 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v20i2.927 | © 1990 G. B. Deall, G. K. Theron | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 October 1990 | Published: 17 October 1990

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G. B. Deall, National Botanical Institute,, South Africa
G. K. Theron, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Detrended Correspondence Analysis ordination is used as a tool for substantiating the authenticity of hierarchical syntaxa derived from a phytosociological classification of the vegetation of the Eastern Transvaal Escarpment in the Sabie area. Ecological interpretation of syntaxa is facilitated by superimposing environmental variables on axes of ordination.


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classification. Detrended Correspondence Analysis; ecological interpretation; ordination; PHYTOTAB

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