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The vegetation of the Rheban Spit, Tasmania


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Bowden, AR and Kirkpatrick, JB (1974) The vegetation of the Rheban Spit, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 108. pp. 199-210. ISSN 0080-4703

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The vegetation of the Rheban spit, Tasmania is described and discussed. The vegetation
on the frontal dunes, which have largely been developed in the last twenty years,
can be divided into three zones, one dominated by Ammophila arenaria, one dominated by
small herbs, and one dominated by Pteridium esculentum and Banksia marginata. The beach
ridge vegetation cannot be divided so clearly into zones, but continuous variation is
demonstrated through the use of polar ordination. The saltmarsh vegetation is briefly
described, and the case for the preservation of the vegetation of the spit outlined.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bowden, AR and Kirkpatrick, JB
Keywords: Tasmania, Hobart, 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. 199-210
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 03:32
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:39
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