Kosciuszko Alpine Flora

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Csiro Publishing, 2000 - Science - 233 pages

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Around Australia's highest mountain lies a rare ecosystem, an alpine area of outstanding beauty and diversity, strikingly different from other alpine ecosystems of the world but with common features.

Kosciuszko Alpine Flora describes and illustrates the area's 212 flowering plants and ferns, of which 21 are endemic. It discusses the geological and human history of the area, the life-forms and habitats of the plants, and explores the various plant communities and their environmental relationships.

Ideal for the tourist or general interest reader, this field edition excludes a detailed taxonomic section.

 

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Contents

Alpine and subalpine environments
1
Human history and the Kosciuszko flora
9
Evolution of the Kosciuszko Alpine Area
21
Plants and plant communities
37
The Kosciuszko alpine flora
75
Bibliography
213
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