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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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Abstract

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
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Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 01:45
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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