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The major vegetation communities of the Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape. 1. The southern section

H. Bezuidenhout
Koedoe | Vol 39, No 2 | a292 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v39i2.292 | © 1996 H. Bezuidenhout | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 August 1996 | Published: 07 August 1996

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H. Bezuidenhout, National Parks Board, South Africa

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Abstract

Classification, description and mapping of the vegetation of the Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape, were initiated. The classification is intended to serve as a basis for the establishment of an efficient wildlife management programme as well as conservation policies for the Augrabies Falls National Park. Using the BBPC suite, according to Braun-Blanquet procedures to classify the vegetation of the southern section of the Augrabies Falls National Park, six major plant communities are recognised. A hierarchical plant community classification, description, ecological interpretation and a vegetation map are presented.

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conservation, management units. Northern Cape, Augrabies Falls National Park, vegetation classification.

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