Site 1.3 Sphagnum bog - near the Lyrebird Nature Walk 
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Sphagnum bog - near the Lyrebird Nature Walk
Sphagnum bog - near the Lyrebird Nature Walk
 Grid Reference E4732 S52742. Altitude 645m.

Site Description: Waterlogging as a result of the underlying sandstone shelf has produced a dramatically different vegetation type from the adjacent Site 1.4, with very slow-growing plants, the remarkable pandani "palms" and sphagnum bog.

Distinguishing species:
Anodopetalum biglandulosum Species Information Page
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius Species Information Page
Richea pandanifolia Species Information Page
Sphagnum australe Species Information Page
Tetracarpaea tasmanica Species Information Page
Ecological factors:
Soil: Peat / sandy loam over shallow dark grey brown sandy loam.
Aspect: South-East 115 degrees.
Slope: < 5 degrees.
Rainfall: 1250mm.
Vegetation type: Implicate Rainforest / Sphagnum bog.
Geology: Triassic sandstone.

Vegetation Structure

  • Implicate rainforest species (Phyllocladus sp. and Anodopetalum biglandulosum) and Eucalyptus subcrenulata stunted, 5-10m, canopy coverage >75% excepting over the sphagnum bog.
  • Understorey predominantly epacrid species with Richea pandanifolia to 2.5m
  • Groundcover dependent on waterlogging, generally Sphagnum sp.

Vegetation Processes

  • Edaphic disclimax of vegetation through waterlogging.
  • Interaction of nutrients and soil pH.
  • Difference in floristic composition over small distance is pronounced.
Common species at this site