oa Madoqua - The physiographic, edaphic and vegetative characteristics found in the western Etosha National Park
|Article Title||The physiographic, edaphic and vegetative characteristics found in the western Etosha National Park|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Nature Conservation and Tourism Branch, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1971|
|Pages||5 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Acacia, Alluvial soils, Archean basement, Combretum apiculatum, Damara system, Eastern dolomite ridges, Endoreicly drained, Geomorpholagical influence, Gneiss, Granite, Herbs, Kalahari-like red sand, Kaokoveld physiographic regions, Khoabendus formation, Mopane, Natural transverse barrier, Otavi series, Soils types and Vegetation|
The western Etosha NationaI Park may be divided into three physiographic regions, viz. the coastal desert, the escarpment and the inland plateau. A study area was selected on the transition between the escarpment and the inIand plateau. The soils tend to be shallow, alkaline, high in water-soluble salts, poor in phosphates and nitrogen content. The study area falls within the arid savanna. The vegetation is sub-divided into nine smaller associations.
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