Zonation of the liverwort riccia in a temporary watercourse in subtropical, semiarid Australia

Rogers R.W. (1994) Zonation of the liverwort riccia in a temporary watercourse in subtropical, semiarid Australia. Australian Journal of Botany, 42 6: 659-662. doi:10.1071/BT9940659


Author Rogers R.W.
Title Zonation of the liverwort riccia in a temporary watercourse in subtropical, semiarid Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-9862
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BT9940659
Volume 42
Issue 6
Start page 659
End page 662
Total pages 4
Subject 1110 Nursing
1105 Dentistry
Abstract The thallose liverwort Riccia formed a continuous band around the margins of shallow drainage lines at Idalia National Park, south-west of Blackall, in semi-arid, subtropical, central Queensland, Australia. Four species occurred in successive bands from the dry surrounding plain down the slope of the depressions; these were in order Riccia limbata, R. blackii, R. vesiculosa and R. multifida. When air-dry, they contributed a cover in excess of 40% in a band over 2 m wide around the depression, and apparently protected the banks from sheet flow erosion. Riccia limbata and R. blackii are apparently poikilohydric, and may therefore provide protection for the bank at the time of the onset of rains after drought. The liverwort cover has apparently developed in the 5 years since cattle were removed from Idalia.
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