Gibber Transition Shrublands

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

Structure

Variably dense shrublands up to 10 m tall with a groundcover dominated by perennial tussock grasses

Trees

None

Shrubs and vines

Acacia cambagei, Casuarina pauper, Apophyllum anomalum, Eremophila mitchellii, Flindersia maculosa, Acacia aneura, Atalaya hemiglauca, Grevillea striata, Alectryon oleifolius, Atriplex nummularia, Rhagodia spinescens, Enchylaena tomentosa, Maireana pyramidata

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Enteropogon acicularis, Eragrostis parviflora, E. setifolia, Sporobolus caroli, Chloris truncata, Paspalidium jubiflorum, Digitaria spp., Eulalia aurea, Leptochloa digitata, Dichanthium sericeum, Osteocarpum acropterum, Atriplex angulata, Sclerolaena lanicuspis, S. limbata

Habitat

Red clay soils of depressions and drainage lines subject to irregular flooding among gibber plains in regions receiving less than 300-500 mm annual rainfall

Distribution

Principally north of Bourke and Brewarrina, extending west to Wanaaring and into southern Qld.

Notes

A widespread group of assemblages grading into Northwest plains semi-arid shrublands and Stony desert mulga on more elevated terrain.

Sources

Beadle (1948); Pickard & Norris (1994)

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