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

Volume 1, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



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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