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Tasmanian high mountain vegetation II - Rocky Hill and Pyramid Mountain


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Kirkpatrick, JB (1984) Tasmanian high mountain vegetation II - Rocky Hill and Pyramid Mountain. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 118. pp. 5-20. ISSN 0080-4703

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Rocky Hill and Pyramid Mountain are composed of horizontally bedded Permian to Upper Carboniferous sedimentary rocks, the nature of which has encouraged the development of fjaeldmark and nonsorted stone steps and stripes. Buried Athrotaxis logs in the present alpine zone, the patterns of distribution of fire-susceptible species and other evidence suggest that the area has been subject to at least two severe and extensive fires, which have resulted in landscape instability. Nevertheless, the present vegetation of the area is varied, lacking only deciduous heath and tussock grassland of the alpine subformations and having a full range from sedgeland to closed-forest in the subalpine vegetation. The species composition of the vegetation of the two mountains is most similar to that of Cradle Mountain.

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. 5-20
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 01:45
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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