Semi-arid Sand Plain Woodlands

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

Structure

Open casuarina woodland with chenopod understorey

Trees

Casuarina pauper, Alectryon oleifolius ssp. canescens

Shrubs and vines

Maireana pyramidata, M. triptera, Geijera parviflora, Enchylaena tomentosa, Exocarpos aphyllus, Rhagodia spinescens, Myoporum platycarpum ssp. platycarpum, Eremophila sturtii, E. mitchellii, Apophyllum anomalum, Atriplex stipitata, Chenopodium curvispicatum

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Sclerolaena obliquicuspis, S.diacantha, Dissocarpus paradoxus, Cheilanthes sieberi, Tetragonia tetragonioides, Zygophyllum ammophilum, Pycnosorus pleiocephalus, Omphalolappula concava, Austrostipa nitida, Enneapogon avenaceus, Eragrostis dielsii, Sporobolus caroli, Chloris truncata

Habitat

Red-brown calcareous loams on level to gently undulating sand plains

Distribution

Sand plains west of Bourke-Pooncarie extending into north-west Vic and south-east SA.

Notes

A very widespread group of assemblages sharing floristic affinities with Aeolian chenopod shrublands and Sandplain mallee. Degraded over some large areas in response to overgrazing by stock, feral goats and rabbits.

Sources

Beadle (1948); Scott (1992); Porteners (1993); Cohn (1995); Westbrooke & Miller (1995)

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