Inland Floodplain Swamps

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

Structure

Sedgeland or grassland with aquatic forbs in standing water

Trees

None

Shrubs and vines

None

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Eleocharis pallens, E. plana, E. acuta, Paspalum distichum, Paspalidium jubiflorum, Eragrostis australasica, Marsilea drummondii, Myriophyllum verrucosum, Juncus continuus, J. flavidus, J. aridicola, Azolla filiculoides, Ludwigia peploides ssp. montevidensis, Typha domingensis, T. orientalis, Phragmites australis, Bulboschoenus fluviatilis, B. medianus, Monochoria cyanea, Nymphoides crenata, Damasonium minus, Sesbania cannabina var. cannabina, Alternanthera nana, Minuria integerrima, Stellaria angustifolia, Disphyma crassifolium ssp. clavellatum

Habitat

Permanently and semi-permanently inundated depressions and billabongs in low-lying sites on semi-arid floodplains

Distribution

Scattered on the active floodplains of the Murray-Darling catchment extending to adjacent Murray floodplains in Vic and SA

Notes

A locally restricted but widespread group of assemblages, which occurs on more permanently inundated sites than Inland floodplain shrublands and woodlands, with which it shares limited floristic affinities. Not mapped separately from Inland floodplain shrublands in north-western NSW (Pickard & Norris 1994).

Sources

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

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