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Coastal vegetation of East Gippsland, Victoria: A comparison of physiognomic and floristic classifications

Bridgewater, P. B.

Phytocoenologia Band 4 Heft 4 (1978), p. 471 - 490

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published: Sep 26, 1978

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Abstract

Large scale vegetation surveys in Australia have invariably resulted in dominance-type (Whittaker 1973) classifications and descriptions. Such classifications are based on dominant species, and lack floristic detail. Beadle & Costin (1952) proposed the use of a scheme for Australian vegetation, based primarily on physiognomy, and including only limited floristic information. Specht (1970) also used physiognomy as the most important factor in a classification strategy, including only very limited floristic information in association descriptions. The most comprehensive survey of Australian plant communities so far (Specht et al. 1974) uses this system.

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vegetationdominant speciesphysiognomyAustralian plant communities