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Chenopod shrublands near Hay, NSW

Samphire shrubland, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Foliage cover of tallest stratum 10 - 30%Low Shrubland structurue
Foliage cover of tallest stratum less than 10%Low Open Shrubland structure

Chenopod shrublands and Samphire shrublands

Generally these communities have remained intact since European settlement. In some cases the communities have increased in extent because of increased salinity and waterlogging. Foremost among threats for coastal occurrences are infilling for urban areas, changes to tidal regimes and isolation from the estuary by roads and infrastructure.


photosPhotos from the Australian Plant Image Index


Sources: Australia's Native Vegetation - from rainforest to spinifex, map and information poster produced by the National Land & Water Audit, Natural Heritage Trust, Australian Government, 2001
Map: Australia's Native Vegetation - A summary of Australia's Major Vegetation Groups, 2007, Australian Government website
Structure diagram: Atlas of Australian Resources - Vol. 6, Vegetation, AUSLIG, Canberra, 1990

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