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Vegetation on rocky outcrops and ranges in central and south western new south wales australia

Norris, E.H.; Thomas, J.

Cunninghamia 2(3): 411-442


Accession: 007997323

The natural vegetation of rocky outcrops and ranges in the Lake Cargelligo, Griffith and Berrigan district (33.degree.19'S 146.degree.22'E to 35.degree.40'S 145.degree.49'E) is described (Central Western Slopes, South Western Slopes and South Western Plains botanical subdivisions). Nineteen sites were sampled on different geological tpes: sandstone, granite, slate and rhyolite. Vegetation in general is eucalypt woodland with a mixed shrubby to herbaceous understorey. Plant communities relate to geological type. A list of 338 species (283 native, 55 exotic) is provided. Isolation of the vegetation as a result of clearing for agriculture, and the disturbance of many of these sites by feral animals, grazing and quarrying are important factors to consider for future conservation and management.

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