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One can describe the size of each leaf according to some important dimension such as the characteristic dimension described earlier. The orientation of each leaf can be described and the degree of shading of one leaf by another as a function of time of day. When a regular array of single plants is formed, such as for a crop, it is &ill straightforward to classify the leaves, their sizes and their orientations. It is possible also to classify their degrees of exposure aa a function of time of day.

The total water usage of the tree is obtained by summing up the water usage of each unit. Not only is the total water usage of the tree estimated but the contribution by each foliage unit is realized. When there is a change of climatia conditions some of the foliage unifs are more strongly affected than are others. D. STANDS One can extend the analytical method from the single plant or tree to an array or stand of plants or trees. This would appear to some as a tedioua procedure, but it is an approach which msy indioate many things concerning climate, water usage, and the competition of neighboring individuals for water.

I n part this richness reflects the uniformity of the rainfall but it is also influenced by the phyaiographic relief. Thus in northern New South Wales and south-eastern Queeneland, where up to 10 genera are represented, mountains and plateaux of up to 5000 f t in elevation with small areas of cIoud forests dominated by southern beech (Nothofagus nworei), descend, on the coast side, to sub-tropical lowlands. g. g. Rana, Nyctimystes, Cophixalus and Sphenophryne. The four restricted north Queensland elements are recent migrants from New Guinea which have been unable to cross the arid corridor between Townsvillu and Rockhampton.

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