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Hypnodendron comosum - community in Tasmania


Frey, W and Dalton, PJ, Hypnodendron comosum - community in Tasmania, Nova Hedwigia, 62, (1-2) pp. 215-220. ISSN 0029-5035 (1996) [Refereed Article]


Hypnodendron comosum var. comosum, H. c. var. sieberi and H. vitiense ssp. australe, endemic in SE Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand and throught to be archaic taxa form a typical dendroid community. The dendroid taxa reach high cover values and characterize the feature of the feature of the community 9"miniature forest"), which is described for the first time from Tasmania. On loamy and humic soil the number of species of the community is low, increasing on decaying wood. The community is a complementary one to those described from New Zealand (Frey & Beever 1995), not studied there. It is assumed that such dendroid bryophyte communities from nowadays temperate rainforests of the southern hemisphere represnt a relict vegetation of the forest floor of the former Gondwanalandic forest.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Evolutionary biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Dalton, PJ (Mr Patrick Dalton)
ID Code:6839
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16

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