Inland Floodplain Shrublands

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

Structure

Closed to open shrubland up to 2 m tall with a groundcover of graminoids and forbs

Trees

None

Shrubs and vines

Muehlenbeckia florulenta, Acacia stenophylla, Chenopodium nitrariaceum, C. auricomum

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Agrostis avenacea, Cyperus concinnus, Juncus aridicola, J. flavidus, J. radula, Eleocharis pallens, Eragrostis leptocarpa, E. setifolia, E. australasica, Panicum prolutum, Poa fordeana, Austrostipa aristiglumis, Enteropogon acicularis, Sclerolaena muricata, Asperula geminifolia, Daucus glochidiatus, Flaveria australasica, Minuria integerrima, Ranunculus pumilio, Persicaria hydropiper, Trigonella suavissima, Marsilea drummondii, Senecio cunninghamii var. cunninghamii, Rumex tenax, Atriplex suberecta

Habitat

Occasionally inundated depressions near active watercourses, often in narrow strips below river levees, on semi-arid floodplains

Distribution

Scattered on the active floodplains of the Murray-Darling catchment extending into Qld, Vic and SA

Notes

A widespread but locally restricted group of assemblages grading locally into Inland floodplain woodlands and swamps. Depleted by river regulation and agricultural clearing, particularly in the lower and mid Murrumbidgee.

Sources

Porteners (1993); Dick (1990); Sivertsen & Metcalfe (1995 & unpubl.); White (2000)

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