Original paper

Phytosociology of S-W Australian limestone heaths

Bridgewater, P.-B.; Zammit, C. A.

Phytocoenologia Band 6 Heft 1-4 (1979), p. 327 - 343

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published: Oct 22, 1979

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Abstract

Four new associations from the limestone heath formation are described from South-west Australia. The Dryandro-Calothamnetum, Dryandro-Acacietum and Acacietum rostelliferae are linked in the alliance Dryandro-Acacion. The status of Pimeletum ferruginae is uncertain. Two levels of environmental influence account for the distribution of these associations. On a geographic scale, the northerly decrease in moisture determines the partition between the Dryandro-Calothamnetum, Dryandro-Acacietum and Pimeletum ferruginae. Microtopographic and edaphic factors, as well as the wind regime influence the distribution of sub-associations and variants. An abundance of species from the family Proteaceae distinguishes these heaths from those of South-east Australia.

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limestoneheathenvironmentalmoisturemicrotopographicAustralia