Sand Plain Mulga Shrublands

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

Structure

Tall open shrubland with an open stratum of smaller shrubs and perennial tussock grasses

Trees

None

Shrubs and vines

Acacia aneura, Casuarina pauper, A. ligulata, A. victoriae, A. loderi, A. cana, Hakea leucoptera, H. tephrosperma, Grevillea stenobotrya, Alectryon oleifolius, Dodonaea viscosa ssp. angustissima, Flindersia maculosa, Atalaya hemiglauca, Senna artemisioides, Eremophila sturtii, E. longifolia, Maireana pyramidata, Rhagodia spinescens

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Aristida jerichoensis var. subspinulifera, A. contorta, Eragrostis eriopoda, E. dielsii, E. parviflora, Enneaopogon avenaceus, Triraphis mollis, Dissocarpus paradoxa, Sclerolaena bicornis, S. diachantha, Rhodanthe floribiunda, Ptilotus polystachyus var. polystachyus, Trachymene glaucifolia, Eriachne aridea, Calotis erinacea, Myriocephalus stuartii with Themeda australis and Cymbopogon ambigua in creeeklines

Habitat

Red-brown sands of desert sandplains receiving less than 300 mm annual rainfall

Distribution

Extensive on the north-western plains, west from Louth-Ivanoe and north from Broken Hill, extending into western Qld and northern SA.

Notes

An extensive group of assemblages sharing floristic affinities with Stony desert mulga and Southern semi-arid sandplain woodland.

Sources

Beadle (1948); Pickard & Norris (1994)

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