The vegetation and flora of Deal Island, Kent Group
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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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.
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