Foliage cover of tallest stratum 30 - 70%
- Typified by an overstorey dominated by multi- stemmed acacia shrubs
- Occur mainly in temperate semi-arid and arid regions of Australia, although they also extend into the tropical arid regions of north-west Queensland and eastern Northern Territory
- Occur mainly on extensive undulating plains and downs, low hills and valleys of range country
- Climatic conditions are generally dry, hot summers, with cool to warm winters
- Dominated by Acacia aneura (mulga),
A. cambadgei (gidgee) and mixed species
communities of the central Australian deserts, but it also includes a series of other desert acacia communities
- Associated species include Grevillea spp., Eremophila spp. (emu bushes) and a wide range of chenopod/saltbush species including Atriplex, Maireana, Sclerolaena and Senna spp.
Little of this group has been cleared outside the major agricultural zones. Significant areas of the Acacia Shrublands have been modified by grazing from domestic stock and ferals, introduction of exotic weeds (e.g. buffel grass) and from altered fire regimes.
Photos from the Australian Plant Image Index