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Shedding some light on Thismia rodwayi F. Muell. (fairy lanterns) in Tasmania: distribution, habitat and conservation status

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Roberts, N, Wapstra, E, Duncan, F, Woolley, A, Morley, J and Fitzgerald, NB 2003 , 'Shedding some light on Thismia rodwayi F. Muell. (fairy lanterns) in Tasmania: distribution, habitat and conservation status' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 137 , pp. 55-66 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.137.55.

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Abstract

Thismia rodwayi is a seldom-seen, subterranean plant that occurs in Tasmania, the eastern states of the Australian mainland and New Zealand. Surveys for the species were prompted by a new record from Archers Sugarloaf near Meander in Tasmania's central north. Several new populations of the species were subsequently discovered in wet eucalypt forests dominated by Eucalyptus obliqua, E. regnans, E. delegatensis or E. viminalis, with an understorey dominated by Pomaderris apetala, Bedfordia salicina and/or Olearia argophylla. The species is now known from the Meander, Glen Huon, Little Denison River, Mount Field, Mount Wellington and Ben Lomond areas. Analysis of current information suggests that the listing of T. rodwayi under Schedule 5 (Rare) of the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 is appropriate.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Roberts, N and Wapstra, E and Duncan, F and Woolley, A and Morley, J and Fitzgerald, NB
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.137.55
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