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Macro channel riparian vegetation of the Olifants River System in the Savanna Biome, Mpumalanga

W.J. Myburgh, G.J. Bredenkamp
Koedoe | Vol 47, No 2 | a80 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v47i2.80 | © 2004 W.J. Myburgh, G.J. Bredenkamp | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 December 2004 | Published: 18 December 2004

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W.J. Myburgh, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
G.J. Bredenkamp, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The vegetation associated with the macro channel of the Olifants River System was investigated to identify plant communities mappable at a spatial scale of 1:250 000. The results obtained by applying the PHYTOTAB PC classification and mapping program package revealed nine distinct plant communities associated with that section of the river system that flows through the Savanna Biome.

Keywords

Olifants River System; Savanna Biome; Riparian vegetation; Plant communities; Macro channel; Active channel

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