Lichen succession on leaves of the rainforest shrub, Capparis arborea (Capparaceae)

Rogers R.W. (1995) Lichen succession on leaves of the rainforest shrub, Capparis arborea (Capparaceae). Australian Journal of Botany, 43 4: 387-396. doi:10.1071/BT9950387


Author Rogers R.W.
Title Lichen succession on leaves of the rainforest shrub, Capparis arborea (Capparaceae)
Journal name Australian Journal of Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-9862
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BT9950387
Volume 43
Issue 4
Start page 387
End page 396
Total pages 10
Subject 1110 Nursing
1105 Dentistry
Abstract The lichen flora on leaves of Capparis arborea (F. Muell.) Maiden growing in undisturbed rainforest at Mt Glorious, Queensland, Australia was examined. The sequence of colonisation on leaves of increasing age on twigs (a chronosequence) was determined, and, although involving the same lichen species, was found not to be the same as that reported on Wilkiea macrophylla in the same forest. Analysis of variance demonstrated that total lichen cover and the cover of the common species Porina epiphylla on the leaves was significantly related to both leaf position in a chronosequence and to leaf area, with a significant interaction between the two. The relationship between the cover of lichen species on a leaf and the size and age of the leaf is apparently complex. Frequency of four species was related to position in the chronosequence, and of six species to size of the leaf. Lichen succession is not a simple time-dependent sequence on this host plant species.
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