Mangrove litter fall in north-eastern Australia. 1. Annual totals by component in selected species

Duke, N.C., Bunt, J.S., and Williams, W.T. (1981) Mangrove litter fall in north-eastern Australia. 1. Annual totals by component in selected species. Australian Journal of Botany, 29 (5). pp. 547-553.

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Annual totals of the components of litter fall (leaves reproductive parts, stipules, wood and residual debris) are presented for Rhizophora apiculata, R. lamarckii, R. stylosa, Sonneratia alba, Avicennia sp., Ceriops tagal, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and B. parviflora from a large number of sites at Hinchinbrook Island, northeastern Australia. Total annual litter fall ranged among all species from 3.8 to 19.6 t ha-1. The mean value among the Rhizophora spp. was 9.6 t ha-1 yr-1. Leaves generally made up the most important component of all litter materials. The results are compared with records in the literature for tidal and non-tidal forests elsewhere in the tropics.

Item ID: 48873
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1444-9862
Keywords: mangrove; plants; litterfall; productivity; phenology; Queensland; Australia; Pacific; IWP
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 00:21
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology @ 40%
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