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Lichens and bryophytes of the Tasmanian world heritage area I. Mount Sprent


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Kantvilas, G and Jarman, SJ 1991 , 'Lichens and bryophytes of the Tasmanian world heritage area I. Mount Sprent' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. Aspect , pp. 149-162 .

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Over 280 lichens and bryophytes were recorded during a botanical survey of Mount Sprent. The number of species is
approximately twice that of the vascular species (136 species) and demonstrates the importance of lichens and bryophyles in
assessing the botmical significance of the area. Six species, Calil/aria contristans, Ochrolechia androgyna, Polychidiurn
contorturn, Thelotrerna suecicum, Acromastigum verticale and Tylimanthus diversifolius are reported from Tasmania for the
first time. Many of the species recorded are widespread in the high rainfall parts of Tasmania, but a significant number are
confined mainly to the west. Lichen diversity is richest in subalpine and alpine heathland and on alpine rock outcrops, whilst
bryophytes are most diverse in sheltered habitats such as young forest, scrub and amongst alpine rocks.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kantvilas, G and Jarman, SJ
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
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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.
Edited by M.R. Banks, S.J. Smith, A.E. Orchard and G. Kantvilas. – Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania

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