Tasmanian rainforest lichen communities: a preliminary classification
Eleven epiphytic lichen communities are described from cool temperate rainforest at Little Fisher River, Tasmania. Apart from relatively minor compositional details, the communities are widespread and typical of a broad range of rainforest vegetation in Tasmania. Interrelationships between the communities, based on succession and changes in light and moisture regimes are proposed. Additional lichen vegetation at the study site, including that on the forest floor and on decomposing eucalypt wood, is considered adventive from neighbouring non-rainforest vegetation.