Original Articles

The pattern of the woody species of the nylsvley savanna ecosystem project area

DOI: 10.1080/00725560.1976.9648774
Author(s): R. A. LubkeDepartment of Botany,, C. F. ClinningDepartment of Botany,, F. R. SmithDepartment of Botany,


A recent survey of the woodyplants in the Naboomspruit area of the Northern Transvaal has bourne out the fact that plants rarely occur at random in an ecosystem. The densities of all the woody species in five localities of Burkea‐Ochna Savanna were recorded in contiguous quadrats and the data subjected to a pattern analysis. The trees and shrubs showed different patterns in the five sample areas depending on the type of savanna vegetation characterising the area.

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