Foliage cover of tallest stratum less than 10%
Eucalypt Open Woodlands
- Characterised by wide spacing between canopy
trees so that in many areas the understorey
appears more dominant in the landscape.
- Very extensive, particularly in the semi-arid
interior and the tropics. Cover many dry inland
plains and downs and some rocky outcrops.
- Contain many of the eucalypt species that also
occur in Eucalypt Woodlands.
- Understorey varies and includes shrubs, heaths, and tussock and hummock grasses. Variation in understorey reflects the variety of climatic zones and site conditions supporting these woodlands.
Some areas have been cleared in southern Australia for cereal cropping and grazing. In the northern parts of Australia, Eucalypt Open Woodlands have been modified by pastoral activities, changed fire regimes and weed invasion.
Photos from the Australian Plant Image Index