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Vegetation Classification in Greenland
Fred J. A. Daniëls
Journal of Vegetation Science
Vol. 5, No. 6 (Dec., 1994), pp. 781-790
Published by: Wiley
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3236193
Page Count: 10
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An account of the description and classification of the vegetation of Greenland is presented. Four periods are recognized: the Physiognomic period, the Extension period, the Floristics-Dominance period, and the Syntaxonomic period. The approaches used in vegetation classification pertaining to Greenland are discussed. A first survey is presented of the higher syntaxa known from suboceanic-oceanic, subarctic-low arctic Greenland. 14 classes are dealt with. The syntaxa are floristically defined and their concept is discussed. The Juncetalia trifidi, Caricetea curvulae, are described for the first time.
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