Stony Desert Mulga Shrublands

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

Structure

Open shrubland dominated by Acacia, usually less than 4 m tall with sparse perennial groundcover and variable ephemeral component

Trees

Eucalyptus gillii occurs in parts of the Barrier Range

Shrubs and vines

Acacia aneura, A. tetragonophylla, A. clivicola, A. ramulosa, A. brachystachya, Eremophila duttonii, E. latrobei, E. sturtii, Prostanthera striatifolia, Dodonaea viscosa ssp. angustissima, Maireana pyramidata, M. tomentosa, M. sedifolia, Enchylaena tomentosa, Rhagodia spinescens, Pittosporum phylliraeoides, Senna artemisioides, Apophyllum anomalum, Grevillea striata, Atalaya hemiglauca, Hibiscus sturtii, Abutilon leucopetalum, Nicotiana glauca, Solanum sturtianum, S. ellipticum

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Enneapogon avenaceus, Astrebla lappacea, Aristida contorta, Thyridolepis mitchelliana, Austrostipa nitida, A. trichophylla, A. variabilis, Sclerolaena obliquicuspis, S. lanicuspis, Ptilotus spp., Zygophyllum apiculatum, Osteocarpum acropterum, Atriplex angulata, A. lindleyi, Sida virgata, S. corrugata, Trichodesma zeylanicum, Calotis hispidula

Habitat

Stony ranges and downs receiving less than 300 mm annual rainfall

Distribution

North from Broken Hill and White Cliffs to Tibooburra, and east to Bourke, extending into western Qld and northern SA.

Notes

An extensive group of assemblages sharing floristic affinities with Northwest plains semi-arid shrubland and Sandplain mulga.

Sources

Beadle (1948); Pickard & Norris (1994)

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