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A habitat map of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

J. Du P. Bothma, G. de Graaff
Koedoe | Vol 16, No 1 | a895 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v16i1.895 | © 1973 J. Du P. Bothma, G. de Graaff | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 July 1973 | Published: 28 July 1973

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Abstract

The Kalahari Gemsbok National Park exhibits some six major habitats. Away from the river beds the tree savanna is limited to the northern corner of the park, consisting of Acacia girajfae woodland and scattered dunes. The Nossob and Auobriverbeds and adjacent areas also harbour A. girqffae except in the south where A. haematoxylon becomes dominant, and where the Karoo flora increases. The dunes covered with trees and shrubs usually support Boscia albitrunca, A. mellifera and an occasional A. girqffae. Where the dunes are superficially without shrub vegetation, Stipagrostis amabilis is dominant, although low, shrub-like A. haematoxylon also occurs. The plains also contain low A. haematoxylon shrub and several dominant grasses. Pans are abundantand their vegetation is usually characterized by stands of Rhigozum trichotomum and Monechma incanum.


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