North-west Alluvial Sand Woodlands

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

Shrubs and vines

Alstonia constricta, Petalostigma pubescens, Geijera parviflora, Atalaya hemiglauca, Acacia salicina, Eremophila mitchellii, Rhagodia spinescens

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Einadia nutans, Sclerolaena birchii, Abutilon oxycarpum var. subsagittatum, Crinum flaccidum, Chloris truncata, Aristida calycina, Austrostipa scabra ssp. scabra, Calotis cuneifolia

Habitat

Sandy lenses on semi-arid floodplains representing abandoned channels and meander scrolls, known locally as sand monkeys

Distribution

Scattered at restricted sites north from Moree and on parts of the Darling riverine plain in southern Qld.

Notes

Locally restricted vegetation with distinctive shrub-dominated understories. Found in analogous habitats to those occupied by Riverine plains sand woodlands in south-west NSW. Depleted by agricultural clearing, with many remaining examples degraded by overgrazing.

Sources

Sivertsen & Metcalfe (unpubl.); White (2000)

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