Bulletin No. 2

The flora of the far north-west of Victoria.  W.J. Zimmer.  1940.  Forests Commission, Victoria.  87 pp.


Information regarding rainfall and temperature is set out.

The vegetation has been divided into types, the occurrence of the species noted, and tables prepared showing the species present in the various vegetation types.

Soils supporting the several vegetation types have been grouped into four main divisions, and have been described from their appearances together with textures ascertained by comparison of field samples with recognized soil textures. The information has been summarized, and figures which show the profiles diagrammatically are included.

The relationship between the vegetation types and soil divisions has been briefly discussed.

That the occurrence of the same species in more than one soil group is not necessarily due to affinity of soils is mentioned. A table has been prepared showing the number of species occurring in more than one soil group.

The value of plants as soil indicators has been discussed, and the various species which are apparently confined to soils of each group have been named.

The effect of settlement on vegetation and soils has been discussed. Species which are uncommon or rare, and those likely to become extinct, are given.

The causes of soil erosion have been stated, and the plants most useful in preventing such erosion have been specified.

A list is given of the indigenous flora found m the area under discussion. This includes both botanical and common names.