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Bonyongo, M.C., Bredenkamp, G.J. and Veenendaal, E.2000. Floodplain vegetation in the Nxaraga Lagoon area, Okavango Delta, Botswana. South African Journal of Botany, 66(1): 15-21


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Floodplain vegetation in the Nxaraga Lagoon area, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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The phytosociology and patterns of vegetation distribution of the seasonal floodplains were studied. Cover-abundance data were collected from a total of 200 sample plots and captured in TURBO(VEG), a software package for input and processing and presentation of phytosociological data. Application of the Braun-Blanquet methods of vegetation survey followed by a polythetic divisive classification technique (1WINSPAN) resulted in the delineation of .eight vegetation communities of which five were further divided into sub-communities. The eight communities are Cyperus articu/atus-Schoenop/ectus corymbosus community, Altemanthera sessilis-Ludwigia st%nifera community, Vetiveria nigritana-Setaria sphace/ata community, Miscanthus junceus-Digitaria sea/arum community, /mperata cy/indrica-Setaria sphace/ata community, Paspalidium obtusiforum-Panicum repens community, Setaria sphace/ata-Eragrostis inamoena communityrnand Sporobo/us spicatus community. All plant communities are related to specific flooding regime namely time and duration of inundation. Keywords: Braun-Branquet, classification, plant community types, releve, TWINSPAN.

Year: 2000

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629915310462


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