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Abstract

Ecology of plants in the swamps and floodplains.

Abstract

Plant communities in the Jonglei area of the Sudan where a canal is under construction to bypass the Sudd region of the White Nile are described, including vegetation of rivers, lakes, swamps, seasonal pools, seasonally flooded grasslands dominated by Oryza longistaminata and Echinochloa pyramidalis, seasonally rain-flooded grasslands with Echinochloa haploclada, Sporobolus pyramidalis and Hyparrhenia rufa, single-species woodlands of Acacia seyal, Balanites aegyptiaca, A. fistula, A. polyacantha, A. drepanolobium and Piliostigma thonningii and mixed woodlands. Factors limiting vegetation distribution, productivity and species diversity are discussed.