Dune Mallee Woodlands

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

Structure

Mallee eucalypt woodland with an open stratum of shrubs and prominent stratum of hummock grasses

Trees

Eucalyptus socialis, E. dumosa, E. costata, Callitris verrucosa, with Eucalyptus leptophylla, E. gracilis

Shrubs and vines

Duboisia hopwoodii, Beyeria opaca, Olearia subspicata, O. pimelioides, Codonocarpus cotinifolius, Dodonaea viscosa ssp. angustissima, Acacia wilhelmiana, A. rigens, A. brachybotrya, A. havilandiorum, Bossiaea walkeri, Eremophila glabra, E. sturtii, Grevillea huegelii

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Triodia scariosa ssp. scariosa, T. irritans, Halgania cyanea, Sclerolaena diacantha, S. parviflora, Chenopodium desertorum ssp. desertorum, Lomandra leucocephala ssp. robusta, Podolepis capillaris, Solanum coactiliferum, Austrostipa variabilis, Calandrinia eremea, Waitzia acuminata

Habitat

Deep red sands in irregular or linear dunefield formations of the southern semi-arid zone

Distribution

Dunefields on the southern Cobar peneplain and west from the Hay Plain to Scotia, extending into north-west Vic and south-east SA

Notes

A widespread group of assemblages with relatively consistent composition, sharing close floristic affinities with Sandplain mallee. Some areas mapped as Sandplain mallee on the south Cobar peneplain are likely to include Dune mallee.

Sources

Scott (1992); Porteners (1993); Cohn (1995); Westbrooke & Miller (1995)

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