Original Articles

A study of the growth and distribution of colophospermum mopane (kirk ex benth.) Kirk Ex J. Leon: The interaction of nitrogen, phosphorus and soil moisture stress

DOI: 10.1080/00725560.1974.9648720
Author(s): A.C. HenningDepartment of Botany and Microbiology,, R.E. WhiteDepartment of Botany and Microbiology,


Eight sites representative of the full diversity of Colophospermum mopane woodland were chosen in Rhodesia, Botswana and South Africa. Mopane performance, as measured by S diameter at breast height times density, over six height classes, was highly correlated (69 per cent of the variation accounted for) with total N and NaHCO3‐extractable P in the surface soil (0–10 cm).

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