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The vegetation and flora of Deal Island, Kent Group
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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.
|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|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
|Date Deposited:||22 May 2012 23:10|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:34|
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