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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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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.


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


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