Mound 44

Cone shaped mounds located in Zimbabwe.

Species

  • Macrotermes sp.

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
17° 40' 5" S, 27° 52' 14" E
Elevation
1000m
Conditions
Woodlands
Köppen Class
Csc

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:33.3C°

Mean Temperature:21.8C°

Coldest Month:9C°

0C°

On average, 730mm of rain fall here each year, with 519mm (or 71.1%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soils are primarily lixisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1601030
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Joseph, G. S., Seymour, C. L., Cumming, G. S., Cumming, D. H. M., Mahlangu, Z., and Bartha, S. (2013). "Termite mounds as islands: woody plant assemblages relative to termitarium size and soil properties." Journal of Vegetation Science, 24(4), 702-711.

ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.

Peel MC, Finlayson BL & McMahon TA (2007), Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633-1644.