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The bryophytes of the Mt Wellington Range, Tasmania

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Ratkowsky, DA and Ratkowsky, AV 1982 , 'The bryophytes of the Mt Wellington Range, Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 116 , pp. 97-116 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.116.97.

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Abstract

A census of the bryophyte flora of the Mt Wellington Range, Tasmania, is reported, the field work having been carried out between 1 May 1977 and 31 October 1980. The survey area was similar in extent to that used by the authors in an earlier survey of the vascular plants. A total of 164 mosses and 130 liverworts was found in the survey area, representing more than 60% of the known Tasmanian bryophyte flora, including several species not previously known to occur in Tasmania. The number of moss species was greatest at middle and lower altitudes whereas the number of liverwort species was greatest at middle and higher altitudes. Reports of liverwort species in this census are accompanied by references to works containing descriptions and drawings, wherever possible, of these species. Only a few species known from past information or collections to have occurred on Mt Wellington were missing in the current survey despite the devastating bushfire of 7 February 1967.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Ratkowsky, DA and Ratkowsky, AV
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.116.97
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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