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The vegetation of the Rheban Spit, Tasmania
Bowden, AR and Kirkpatrick, JB (1974) The vegetation of the Rheban Spit, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 108. pp. 199-210. ISSN 0080-4703
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The vegetation of the Rheban spit, Tasmania is described and discussed. The vegetation on the frontal dunes, which have largely been developed in the last twenty years, can be divided into three zones, one dominated by Ammophila arenaria, one dominated by small herbs, and one dominated by Pteridium esculentum and Banksia marginata. The beach ridge vegetation cannot be divided so clearly into zones, but continuous variation is demonstrated through the use of polar ordination. The saltmarsh vegetation is briefly described, and the case for the preservation of the vegetation of the spit outlined.
|Keywords:||Tasmania, Hobart, 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. 199-210|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||23 May 2012 03:32|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:34|
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