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The phytosociology and synecology of Tasmanian vegetation with Callitris
Harris, S and Kirkpatrick, JB (1991) The phytosociology and synecology of Tasmanian vegetation with Callitris. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Aspect. pp. 179-190. ISSN 0080-4703
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Eleven discernible floristic plant communities were identified in vegetatlon containing Callitris in Tasmania. C.rhomboidea
and C. oblonga largely segregate into two sets of communities. These sets occupy distinctly different parts of the environmental
range of Callitris in Tasmania. Callitris co-occurs with at least 14% of the Tasmanian native higher plant flora in rainforest,
wet eucalypt forest, dry eucalypt forest, grassy woodland, scrub and heath, and is dominant in some quadrats of most
communities. The major measured correlates of floristic variation in the data set were temperature and precipitation conditions.
The combination of the wide ecological range demonstrated by the data set and the highly restricted nature of Callitris
distribution suggests that the taxon has a range much diminished by shorterm perturbation. Callitris may have been part of
an extensive dry rainforest formation in eastern Tasmania before people invaded the area.
|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. 179-190|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
This Symposium is a tribute to the botanical work of Dr. Winifred M. Curtis AM, work largely concerned with Tasmanian plants. Scientific and public knowledge of the Tasmania flora has been greatly enhanced by her contributions.
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