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A description of the Huon pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook. F.) C.J. Quinn) forests of the Prince of Wales and King Billy Ranges

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Gibson, N (1988) A description of the Huon pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook. F.) C.J. Quinn) forests of the Prince of Wales and King Billy Ranges. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 122 (2). pp. 127-133. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The large non-riverine Huon pine forests of the Prince of Wales and King Billy Ranges probably represent
glacial refugia, Both are of the implicate rainforest type and hoth show changes in dominance and species composition
of tree and understorey species with altitude. On the Prince of Wales Range, Huon pine dominates the forest over an
altitudinal range of 320 m. On the King Billy Range, Huon pine dominates the lower 180 m while the upper 100 m
is dominated hy King Billy pine. This difference may be due to dispersal rates, geology or climatic preference. The
upper slopes of the Prince of Wales Range carry the only known examples of a Huon pine-dwarf leatherwood
dominated forest. Both the Prince of Wales and King Billy Ranges are of high conservation and scientific value.

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. 127-133
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 01:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
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