Inland Floodplain Woodlands

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

Structure

Eucalypt woodland up to 25 m tall, with a variable shrub stratum of saltbushes and semi-continuous herbaceous groundcover

Trees

Eucalyptus largiflorens, occasionally with E. microcarpa, or rarely E. melliodora in the south-eastern part of the range of this unit

Shrubs and vines

Chenopodium nitrariaceum, Rhagodia spinescens, Enchylaena tomentosa, Atriplex nummularia, A. semibaccata, A. leptocarpa, Muehlenbeckia florulenta, with occasionally emergent Acacia salicina and A. stenophylla

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Chamaesyce drummondii, Oxalis perennans, Boerhavia coccinea, Einadia nutans, Centipeda cunninghamii, Alternanthera denticulata, Carex inversa, Agrostis avenacea, Sclerolaena tricuspis, Calotis scapigera

Habitat

Heavy alluvial clays on upper levels of active floodplains, intermittant creeklines and lake margins

Distribution

Widespread on the floodplains of the mid and lower Murray-Darling system, extending to the Macquarie floodplain in the north-east and intermittent watercourses of the far north-west. Less extensive distribution in riverine Vic and SA.

Notes

An extensive group of assemblages grading into Inlands riverine forests in more frequently flooded areas and Riverine/lacustrine chenopod shrublands in less frequently flooded areas. Also grades into Northwest floodplain woodlands north of the Lachlan floodplain, where chenopods become less prominent in the understorey.

Sources

Porteners (1993); Scott (1992); Sivertsen & Metcalfe (1995 & unpubl.)

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