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The wetland vegetation in the Grootvlei-Villiers area, Eastern Transvaal

W. J. Myburgh
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 14, No 2 | a607 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v14i2.607 | © 1995 W. J. Myburgh | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 July 1995 | Published: 10 July 1995

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W. J. Myburgh,, South Africa

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Abstract

The vegetation of the wetlands in the Grootvlei-Villiers area was investigated phytosociologically to distinguish plant communities. The results of a numerical classification (TWINSPAN) of 44 relevés, refined by Braun-Blanquet procedures, revealed ten plant communities which are classified hierarchically and which are presented in a phytosociological table. Although individual wetlands are poor in plant species, considerable variation in species composition exists among the different wetlands.

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