Temperate-climate myxomycetes in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere

  • The paper present the results of a new field collection of myxomycetes (plasmodial slime moulds) on dead wood, dead bark and litter substrate in southeast New South Wales centred on Canberra (lat. 35° S, long. 149° E). The sample consists of 96 species from 493 collections. This survey is compared with four other surveys for similar substrates and similar temperate climate: southwest Western Australia, southeast Australia, New Zealand and Patagonia. The assemblages are similar in species composition and abundance, when allowance is made for the large random effect in the sampling. These five southern hemisphere assemblages have been combined into a composite assemblage. This composite assemblage is similar to those of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and Britain, when allowance is made for the varying sampling of litter. This similarity may represent a single species assemblage occurring in both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres in areas of similar temperate climate.

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Author:Peter Wellman
ISSN:0727- 9620
ISSN:2200 - 405X
Parent Title (English):Cunninghamia : a journal of plant ecology for eastern Australia
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/23
Page Number:13
First Page:13
Last Page:1
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia / Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia, Volume 17 (2017)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht