Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

The vegetation of Australia.

Abstract

An analysis of the flora of the Australian continent, its origins, development and composition is presented with special emphasis on endemic spp. The vegetation is described in 17 chapters (total 23) and these are: Eucalyptus communities (8 chapters); rainforests; heaths and scrubs; alpine flora; Acacia and Casuarina communities in arid and semiarid zones including the effects of grazing, halophytic shrubland; natural grasslands and savannahs including habits and distribution, littoral grasses, alliances of Spinifex spp., Sporobolus virginicus, Xerochloa spp., Aristida spp., Themeda australis, Oryza australiensis, Phragmites, Dichanthium, Astrebla, Eragrostis, Stipa, Poa, Plectrachne and Triodia spp., effects of grazing and grassland interrelationships; floodplain and watercourse communities; flora of lakes, swamps and flooded areas and the littoral zone. The book contains many photographs and 38 distribution maps.