Inland Saline lakes

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

Structure

Saline open water or dry salt pans surrounded by open succulent herbfield less than 0.3 m tall

Trees

None

Shrubs and vines

None

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Sclerostegia tenuis, Gunniopsis quadrifida, Osteocarpum acropterum, Disphyma crassifolium ssp. clavellatum, Frankenia serpyllifolia, Atriplex spongiosa, Senecio gregorii, Glycine canescens, Heliotropium curassavicum, Mimulus repens, Morgania floribunda, Bergia ammannioides, Glinus spp.

Habitat

Saline lakes and salt pans of inland arid and semi-arid plains

Distribution

Scattered mainly north and west from Cobar to the Paroo and Warrego districts on the far north-western plains, with a few examples along the Murray River plain. Also in Qld, SA and Vic.

Notes

Widespread but locally restricted group of assemblages that vary in composition between lakes and show local zonation in response to salinity and waterlogging

Sources

Beadle (1948); Pickard & Norris (1994); Kingsford et al. (1999)

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