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Classification of the natural vegetation of Mtendere Game Ranch in the Chibombo District of the Central Province, Zambia

A.E. Cauldwell, U. Zieger, M.G. Bingham, G.J. Bredenkamp
Koedoe | Vol 41, No 2 | a250 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v41i2.250 | © 1998 A.E. Cauldwell, U. Zieger, M.G. Bingham, G.J. Bredenkamp | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 August 1998 | Published: 01 August 1998

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A.E. Cauldwell, University of Pretoria, South Africa
U. Zieger, University of Pretoria, South Africa
M.G. Bingham,, Zambia
G.J. Bredenkamp, University of, South Africa

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Abstract

A phytosociological analysis of the physical environment and the natural plant communities of Mtendere Game Ranch in the Chibombo District of the Central Province of Zambia is presented. A TWINSPAN classification and DECORANA ordination based upon 69 releves revealed three vegetation types, grassland, woodland and thicket, that are subdivided into the following plant communities: Dambo, Munga Woodland, Miombo Woodland, Termitaria and Deciduous Thicket. The natural vegetation of Mtendere Game Ranch is separated into fire management units on the basis of the vegetation types.

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habitat utilisation; miombo; wildlife; Zambia; Twinspan; Decorana

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