oa Journal of East African Natural History - Geocarpy as an adaptation to Afroalpine Solifluction Soils
|Article Title||Geocarpy as an adaptation to Afroalpine Solifluction Soils|
|© Publisher:||East African Natural History Society|
|Journal||Journal of East African Natural History|
|Author||O.** Agnew, A.D.Q.* & Hedberg|
|Publication Date||Jan 1969|
|Pages||215 - 216|
|Keyword(s)||East Africa, Ecology of Afroalpine plants, Geocarpy and High altitude vegetation|
One of us (Hedberg, 1964) has given a comprehensive account of the ecology of Afroalpine plants, without any specific mention of geocarpy as an adaptation to the constant solifluction that may be experienced throughout the year in certain habitats. Since the publication of this account, the present two authors have revisited high altitude vegetation in East Africa and the purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the phenomenon and to remark on the species that show it and their ecology.
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