oa Madoqua - The physiographic, edaphic and vegetative characteristics found in the western Etosha National Park



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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