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The distribution and identity of terrestrial plant communities of the Lower Taylor Valley including lichens, mosses, hypolithic and endolithic algae
Entry ID: K024_1989_1990_NZ_4

Abstract: In the 1989-1990 season collecting trips were made to the Kukri Hills and to Mt. Falconer to prepare an initial species list of the Lower Taylor Valley. In the 2002-2003 season walking trips were made throughout the Lower Taylor Valley to discover the distribution and identity of lichen and mosses in the area. A survey was carried out on the valley floor and on the approaches to Mt Falconer and the Nussbaumriegel for endolithic algae. Hypolithic algae (underneath the rock along the interface with soil) growth of cyanobacteria on translucent quartz rocks were found frequently on the valley floor. A large biomass of photoautotrophic organisms living in rocks that had not previously been discovered was surveyed. Samples were collected for cultivation and molecular methods of investigation.
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Description: Australian Antarctic Division Herbarium

Description: Australian Antarctic Division Herbarium
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.57   S: -77.57   E: 163.15   W: 163.15

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-11-13
Stop Date: 1989-12-16

Start Date: 2003-01-10
Stop Date: 2003-02-04
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Quality All data is held by the investigator. Please contact Professor Allan Green for more information.

The plant collections (~30,000 mosses, liverwort and lichens collected by Professor Rod Seppelt from Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands) are housed in the Australian Antarctic Division herbarium. This herbarium is being formerly transferred to the Tasmanian Herbarium. As ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04

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