Coastal Freshwater Lagoons

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<1%
1-10%
10-50%
>50%
Estimated percentage landcover for vegetation class

Structure

Mosaics of sedgland, aquatic herbfields and open water.

Trees

None

Shrubs and vines

None

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Lepironia articulata, Eleocharis sphacelata, Baumea articulata, B. tetragona, Isachne globosa, Lepidosperma longitudinale, Villarsia exaltata, Ludwigia peploides ssp. montevidensis, Alisma plantago-aquatica

Habitat

Depressions in coastal sand sheets and floodplains with free-standing water

Distribution

Scattered along the entire NSW coastline, extending into Qld and Vic.

Notes

A locally restricted group of assemblages, for which mapping is incomplete across the state. Composition varies temporally with inundation regimes and spatially between and within wetlands. Shares limited floristic affinities with Coastal swamp heaths and forests.

Sources

Myerscough & Carolin (1985); NPWS (2000); Keith & Tozer (unpubl.)

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