Original Research

The Themedo triandrae - Setarietum incrassatae, a new association from gabbro in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, Gazankulu, South Africa

G.J. Bredenkamp, M.S. Deutschlander
Koedoe | Vol 37, No 2 | a336 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v37i2.336 | © 1994 G.J. Bredenkamp, M.S. Deutschlander | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 August 1994 | Published: 27 August 1994

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G.J. Bredenkamp, University of Pretoria, South Africa
M.S. Deutschlander, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Previous studies identified a unique plant community on gabbro in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, but it was not formally described. From a Braun-Blanquet analysis of this vegetation, six syntaxa were recognised. These were classified as one association, two subassociations, five variants and one community without syntaxonomic rank. All these syntaxa are newly decribed, and ecologically interpreted by means of habitat data. A quantitive assessment of the woody component of each syntaxon is presented. Ordinations, based on floristic and habitat data, revealed the position of the syntaxa on environmental gradients.


classification, conservation area, new syntaxa, Transvaal Low veld


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