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Title: Population estimation of the parasitic herb 'Thesium australe' (Santalaceae) in Booroolong Nature Reserve, Northern Tablelands, NSW
Contributor(s): Hunter, John T  (author); Hunter, Vanessa H (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.7751/cunninghamia.2016.16.006
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Abstract: A survey of the population of the parasitic herb 'Thesium australe' R.Br. (family Santalaceae) in Booroolong Nature Reserve, northwest of Armidale, found it was restricted to an eastern facing lower slope on metasediments, within regenerating grassy woodland of 'Eucalyptus nova-anglica' H.Deane & Maiden (New England Peppermint) and a predominantly 'Themeda triandra' Forssk. (Kangaroo Grass) and 'Sorghum leiocladum' (Hack.) C.E.Hubb. (Native Sorghum) understorey. The population is in two clusters over a total area approximately 260 m long by 40 m wide and was estimated to be about 800 individuals at the time of survey (May 2014). Current threats include a maintenance trail, erosion of creek bank, stray cattle and sheep, rabbits and 'Rubus anglocandicans' A.Newton (Blackberry) invasion. It is recommended that further searches be conducted and that monitoring occur on a regular basis using the permanently marked sites and methodology used in this survey.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Cunninghamia, v.16, p. 45-49
Publisher: National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 0727-9620
Field of Research (FOR): 060207 Population Ecology
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 961307 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Mountain and High Country Environments
960810 Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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