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Native riparian vegetation in Tasmania


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Daley, EA and Kirkpatrick, JB 2004 , 'Native riparian vegetation in Tasmania' , Cunninghamiana, vol. 8, No. 4 , pp. 409-430 .

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Twenty-one riparian vascular plant communities are defined, mapped and described using presence/absence data
from 460 sites from relatively unmodified stretches of rivers and streams on mainland Tasmania. The process of
classification involved selection of groups of floristically distinct sites from a sorted table produced by a polythetic divisive
process. The communities have strong geographic patterns. Many communities have a wide range of structural expression
and/or dominants. Nearly half of the native vascular flora of Tasmania is present in the sites, including a large number of
conservation-significant species, some of which are concentrated in riparian vegetation. In the drier, lowland parts of the
State there are large areas with little or no native riparian vegetation remaining. Several of the communities that occur in this
environment appear to be totally unreserved, while most of the communities from colder and more humid areas are
represented within secure reserves.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Daley, EA and Kirkpatrick, JB
Journal or Publication Title: Cunninghamiana
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