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The vegetation and flora of Deal Island, Kent Group

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Harris, S and Davis, G (1995) The vegetation and flora of Deal Island, Kent Group. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 129. pp. 43-51. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

There are eight formations mapped for Deal Island comprising forests and woodlands, scrub, sedgeland,grassland and a coastal complex. Tussock grassland, which results from burning and clearing of Allocasuarina forest, occurs on the limestone soils, while the soils formed directly over granite are clothed with Eucalypt-dominated scrub and woodland with a healthy or shrubby understorey. A total of 176 plant taxa are recorded, of which only two are Tasmanian endemics. About one-quarter of the flora comprise exotic species. A distinct Bassian floristic element is present, which includes some Eremean flora.

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. 43-51
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 23:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
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