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Table 6 Chemical analysis for each species by location. Plants harvested and analysed for nitrogen (N), protein, phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), acid digest fibre (ADF) and total tannins (TT). N, protein, P and K are given in % dry matter, ADF as % and TT as % equivalent to tannic acid. Means followed by different letters are significantly different at the 95% confidence level, SE in parenthesis. Superscript refers to Estimated Marginal Means post-hoc analysis within sites with different letters significantly different at P < 0.05; ('a' refers to largest value, 'b' is smaller etc.)

From: Relative effects of mammal herbivory and plant spacing on seedling recruitment following fire and mining

  N P K ADF Tannins
Whiteman Park %db %db %db % %
Acacia alata 1.5 (0.19)ab 0.05 (0.01)b 0.6 (0.26)bc 40.1 (3.35)b 5.8 (1.15)b
Acacia pulchella 1.6 (0.41)a 0.03 (0.01)b 0.5 (0.12)c 28.1 (9.92)c 8.3 (0.91)a
Allocasuarina fraseriana 1.1 (0.21)c 0.05 (0.02)b 0.9 (0.16)a 40.4 (1.17)b 9.1 (0.52)a
Cyathochaeta avenacea 1.4 (0.09)b 0.04 (0.01)b 0.7 (0.11)b 38.2 (1.91)c 2.3 (0.26)c
Mirbelia dilatata 1.3 (0.10)b 0.03 (0.01)b 0.5 (0.11)c 39.4 (1.63)c 0.1 (0.08)e
Austrodanthonia caespitosa 0.8 (0.11)d 0.03 (0.01)b 0.4 (0.09)c 39.5 (0.57)b 0.4 (0.36)d
Sphaerolobium vimineum 1.2 (0.16)bc 0.03 (0.01)b 0.6 (0.20)c 46.3 (1.55)a 0.6 (0.31)d
Xanthorrhoea gracilis^ 1.0c 0.07b 0.7b 37.9b 1.8c
Xanthorrhoea preissii 1.0 (0.14)cd 0.08 (0.02)a 0.5 (0.06)c 27.7 (2.65)c 1.8 (0.28)c
Huntly      
Acacia alata 1.9 (0.14)ab 0.1 (0.03)ab 1.0 (0.05)b 38.3 (2.5)bc 4.3 (0.7)c
Acacia pulchella 1.9 (0.05)a 0.08 (0.01)ab 0.9 (0.03)b 27.1 (0.3)c 5.3 (0.2)b
Allocasuarina fraseriana 1.0 (0.2)ef 0.04 (0.01)c 1.0 (0.08)b 40.6 (0.3)b 8.3 (0.8)a
Cyathochaeta avenacea 1.7 (0.2)b 0.07 (0)b 0.9 (0.08)b 44.4 (2.1)a 2.1 (0.2)d
Mirbelia dilatata 1.5 (0.08)bc 0.07 (0.01)b 0.9 (0.3)b 32.9 (0.6)b 0.2 (0)e
Austrodanthonia caespitosa 0.9 (0.02)f 0.05 (0.01)c 0.7 (0.02)c 39.8 (2.5)b 0.2 (0.05)e
Sphaerolobium vimineum 1.5 (0.04)cd 0.06 (0)c 1.6 (0.04)a 39.7 (1.0)b 0.6 (0.1)e
Xanthorrhoea gracilis 1.1 (0.09)e 0.1 (0.01)a 0.7 (0.01)c 26.7 (0.6)c 1.5 (0.02)d
Xanthorrhoea preissii 0.9 (0.05)f 0.06 (0.01)c 0.6 (0.08)c 23.3 (0.6)d 1.8 (0.8)d
Boddington      
Acacia alata 1.5 (0.5)b 0.07 (0.0)c 0.8 (0.04)b 38.1 (1.2)b 6.0 (0.2)b
Acacia pulchella 1.6 (0.02)b 0.05 (0.1)d 0.8 (0.04)b 32.2 (1.6)d 5.8 (0.04)b
Allocasuarina fraseriana 0.8 (0.04)d 0.17 (0.02)a 0.8 (0.05)b 42.7 (0.3)a 8.8 (0.3)a
Mirbelia dilatata 1.7 (0.05)a 0.10 (0.01)b 1.0 (0.1)a 31.0 (1.2)d 0.4 (0.2)e
Austrodanthonia caespitosa 1.0 (0.2)c 0.07 (0.01)c 0.7 (0.03)c 35.3 (0.3)c 0.5 (0.2)e
Xanthorrhoea gracilis 0.9 (0.1)c 0.10 (0.02)b 0.6 (0.01)d 33.8 (0)d 1.4 (0)d
Xanthorrhoea preissii 0.9 (0.1)c 0.10 (0)b 0.6 (0.03)d 26.8 (1.3)e 2.0 (0.08)c