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Threatened species

Inland Floodplain Shrublands

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Closed to open shrubland up to 2 m tall with a groundcover of graminoids and forbs



Shrubs and vines

Muehlenbeckia florulenta, Acacia stenophylla, Chenopodium nitrariaceum, C. auricomum

Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes

Agrostis avenacea, Cyperus concinnus, Juncus aridicola, J. flavidus, J. radula, Eleocharis pallens, Eragrostis leptocarpa, E. setifolia, E. australasica, Panicum prolutum, Poa fordeana, Austrostipa aristiglumis, Enteropogon acicularis, Sclerolaena muricata, Asperula geminifolia, Daucus glochidiatus, Flaveria australasica, Minuria integerrima, Ranunculus pumilio, Persicaria hydropiper, Trigonella suavissima, Marsilea drummondii, Senecio cunninghamii var. cunninghamii, Rumex tenax, Atriplex suberecta


Occasionally inundated depressions near active watercourses, often in narrow strips below river levees, on semi-arid floodplains


Scattered on the active floodplains of the Murray-Darling catchment extending into Qld, Vic and SA


A widespread but locally restricted group of assemblages grading locally into Inland floodplain woodlands and swamps. Depleted by river regulation and agricultural clearing, particularly in the lower and mid Murrumbidgee.


Porteners (1993); Dick (1990); Sivertsen & Metcalfe (1995 & unpubl.); White (2000)

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