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An ecological study of the major vegetation communities of the Vaalbos National Park, Northern Cape. 2. The Graspan-Holpan section

H. Bezuidenhout
Koedoe | Vol 38, No 2 | a315 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v38i2.315 | © 1995 H. Bezuidenhout | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 August 1995 | Published: 26 August 1995

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H. Bezuidenhout, National Parks Board, South Africa

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Detailed classification, description and mapping of the Graspan-Holpan section of the Vaalbos National Park, Northern Cape, were initiated. This classification is intended to serve as a basis for the establishment of an efficient wildlife management programme as well as conservation policies for the Vaalbos National Park. Using a numerical classification technique (TWINSPAN) as a first approximation, the classification was refined by applying Braun-Blanquet procedures. A hierarchical plant community clas- sification, description, ecological interpretation and a vegetation map are presented. In the phytosociological table nine major plant communities are recognised.


conservation, environmental data, Northern Cape, Vaalbos National Park, vegetation classification.


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