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Ecological observations and new locations of a rare moss Ambuchanania leucobryoides (Ambuchananiaceae)


Johnson, K and Whinam, J and Buchanan, AM and Balmer, J, Ecological observations and new locations of a rare moss Ambuchanania leucobryoides (Ambuchananiaceae), Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings, 142, (2) pp. 79-84. ISSN 0080-4703 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Ambuchanania leucobryoides is a moss listed as rare under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. It is endemic to Tasmania and is monotypic at the genus and family levels. It is sister group to the widespread and speciose genus Sphagnum. In 2008, a survey funded by the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Program (Department of Primary Industries and Water) established the exact location of the A. leucobryoides type locality and extended the known range of the moss. The moss is now known from three locations in southwest Tasmania and has a range of 1272 km. It occurs in sandy washes or "daisy pans" derived from Precambrian quartzite.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:threatened species, moss, Ambuchananiaceae, southwest Tasmania, monotypic, Ambuchanania leucobryoides.
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Johnson, K (Dr Karen Johnson)
UTAS Author:Balmer, J (Ms Jayne Balmer)
ID Code:73270
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2011-09-23
Last Modified:2021-03-22
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