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The distribution, ecology and conservation needs of Colobanthus curtisiae West

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Gilfedder, L and Kirkpatrick, JB (1996) The distribution, ecology and conservation needs of Colobanthus curtisiae West. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 130 (1). pp. 25-30. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Colobanthus curtisiae is known from only 16 populations, most ofless than 100 individuals, in the Midlands and Northeastern Highlands of Tasmania. The species occurs in phytosociologically diverse grassy vegetation from 160 m to 1300 m above sea level. This vegetation is rich in herbs and introduced plants, and has much bare ground. C. curtisiae germinants were observed in two grazed sets of permanent quadrats but were absent from ungrazed plots. The species is vulnerable to pasture improvement and land clearance and to the lack of disturbances which create bare ground. It requires protection and appropriate management in the lowland part of its range.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 25-30
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 04:09
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:33
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13547
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