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Table 3 SIMPER analysis of flora species contributing to the first 90 % of compositional difference between unburned and burned inselberg vegetation. Species are scored on fire response and the insular guild (insular guild is a measure of species restrictedness to the insular inselberg environment; McGann 2002). Guild 6 = taxa restricted to granitic inselbergs throughout their distribution; guild 5 = taxa restricted to granitic and other rock type inselbergs and outcrops; guild 4 = taxa restricted to inselbergs within the New England Batholith of eastern Australia but other habitats elsewhere; guild 3 = taxa common on inselbergs but also found in low abundance in matrix vegetation; guild 2 = ubiquitous taxa equally common within inselbergs and matrix floras; guild 1 = taxa abundant in matrix vegetation but rarely found on inselbergs. T = tree; S = shrub; H = herb; G = grass.

From: The Effects of Fire and Manual Biomass Removal on the Vegetation of Granite Inselbergs

Unburned Insularity guild Fire response Burned Insularity guild Fire response
Kunzea bracteolata Maiden & Betche (S) 6 Obligate seeder Pelargonium australe Willd. (H) 2 Resprouter
Leionema ambiens (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson (S) 6 Obligate seeder Ozothamnus obcordatus DC.(S) 3 Resprouter
Trachymene sp. aff. incisa Rudge (H) 6 Resprouter Lomandra multiflora (R.Br.) Britten (H) 2 Resprouter
Leptospermum polygalifolium ssp. montanum Joy Thomps. (S) 3 Resprouter Stylidium laricifolium Rich. (H) 4 Obligate seeder
Lomandra filiformis (Thunb.) Britten (H) 2 Resprouter Petrophile canescens A.Cunn. ex R.Br. (S) 2 Resprouter
Schoenus apogon Roem. & Schult. (H) 4 Obligate seeder Rytidosperma monticola (Vickery) Connor & Edgar (G) 3 Resprouter
Callitris monticola J.Garden (S) 6 Obligate seeder Rytidosperma racemosum (R.Br.) Connor & Edgar (G) 2 Resprouter
Philotheca epilosa (Paul G.Wilson) P.I.Forst. (S) 6 Obligate seeder Amperea xiphoclada (Spreng.) Druce (H) 2 Resprouter
Gonocarpus micranthus Thunb. (H) 2 Obligate seeder Lepidosperma gunnii Boeckeler (H) 4 Resprouter
Mirbelia speciosa Sieber ex DC. (S) 3 Obligate seeder Pomax umbellata (Gaertn.) Sol. ex A.Rich. (H) 2 Obligate seeder
Leucopogon melaleucoides A.Cunn. ex. DC. (S) 2 Resprouter Brachyscome stuartii Benth.(H) 6 Resprouter
Leptospermum novae-angliae Joy Thomps. (S) 6 Obligate seeder Patersonia glabrata R.Br. (H) 2 Resprouter
Acacia latisepala Pedley (S) 6 Obligate seeder Boronia anemonifolia A.Cunn. (S) 3 Obligate seeder
Pimelea strigosa Gand. (S) 3 Resprouter Haemadorum planifolium R.Br. (H) 1 Resprouter
Prostanthera petraea B.J.Conn (S) 6 Obligate seeder Platysace ericoides (Sieberi ex Spreng.) C.Norman (H) 2 Resprouter
Leucopogon neoanglicus F.Muell. ex Benth. (S) 6 Obligate seeder Allocasuarina littoralis (Salisb.) L.A.S.Johnson (T) 2 Resprouter