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Classification of the Eastern Scarp Forests

Authors

MUCINA Ladislav LOTTER Mervyn C. TICHÝ Lubomír SIEBERT Stefan J. SCOTT-SHAW C. Robert

Year of publication 2018
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Description This chapter brings the first comprehensive classification of the Eastern Scarp Forest. These are very fragmented and relictual forests, structurally complex, rich in tropical elements as well as species of conservation and horticultural value. Nearly all play an important cultural role for the local communities and deserve formal protection. Sixteen habitat-level communities, classified into eight forest subtypes were recognised. The floristic and geographical data support a move to split the Eastern Scarp Forest (type) into two new forest types, i.e. KwaZulu-Natal Scarp and Northern Scarp.
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