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Probable long distance dispersal of Leptinella plumosa Hook.f. to Heard Island: habitat, status and discussion of its arrival

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Turner, PAM and Scott, JJ and Rozefelds, AC (2006) Probable long distance dispersal of Leptinella plumosa Hook.f. to Heard Island: habitat, status and discussion of its arrival. Polar Biology, 29. pp. 160-168.

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Abstract

Abstract During the 2003-2004 austral summer the number of vascular plant species recorded from Heard Island rose from 11 to 12 with the discovery of one small plant of Leptinella plumosa Hook.f. (Asteraceae), an indigenous subantarctic species. It is described and its habitat, likely status and possible means of arrival on the island are discussed. We conclude that the species probably arrived by natural means with a seabird as its most likely dispersal vector. The life history and biology of L. plumosa indicates its likely persistence on Heard Island.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: southern-ocean islands; marion island; plant invasions; vegetation; impacts
Journal or Publication Title: Polar Biology
Page Range: pp. 160-168
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1007/s00300-005-0035-z
Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:22
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1880
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