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Table 1 Summary of assumed sources of cryptogam propagules for London and Surprise forest blocks.

From: Cryptogam Recolonization after Wildfire: Leaders and Laggards in Assemblages?

Propagule source London, fire-age mosaic Surprise, recovering from intense fire
Regional source of airborne propagules Similar to that of Surprise with a diverse fire-age composition, and relatively species rich Similar to that of London (and including London) with a diverse fire-age composition, and relatively species rich
Local source of airborne propagules London, a diverse fire-age composition, species rich Surprise, mainly a single fire-age, species poor
Local fire refugia Many Few or none
Local soil bank Assumed relatively rich Assumed depleted by fire