oa Madoqua - Some characteristics of the plant communities of three dunes situated across a climatic gradient in the Namib Desert
|Article Title||Some characteristics of the plant communities of three dunes situated across a climatic gradient in the Namib Desert|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Directorate of Nature Conservation and Recreational Resorts, Namib Research Institute, Walvis Bay, SWA/Narnibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1989|
|Pages||141 - 148|
|Keyword(s)||Climatic gradient, Dune slope, Graminiferous, Habitat zones, Mesic systems, PerenniaI ephemeroids, Physical characteristics, Plant community characteristics, Plant density, Rhizomes, Substrate compactness and Zonation|
Plant species diversity plant cover and plant density are reported for three dunes situated across a climatic gradient in the Namib Desert. Substrate penetrability, dune slope and dune aspect, parameters of importance to the plant community characteristics, are also reported. The central site, Bushman's Circle, had the greatest plant species diversity wlth four perennial species having more than 0.5% crown cover values. The eastern site, Far East, had two such species, while Nara Valley, the western site, had one.
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