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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
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 01:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13855
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