Foliage cover of tallest stratum 10 - 30%
- Form a transitional zone between the higher
rainfall, forested margins of the continent and
the hummock grasslands and shrublands of the
- Widespread throughout the mountain ranges
and plains west of the Great Dividing Range
in eastern Australia and east of the subcoastal
ranges in the south-west of Western Australia.
- Include a series of communities which have
come to typify inland Australia (e.g. the box
and ironbark woodlands of eastern Australia).
- Understoreys may vary from grasses to shrubs and in some cases have attained a parkland appearance due to frequent fire and grazing. The parkland appearance is reflected in early landscape paintings providing a strong sense of place for many Australians.
Eucalypt Woodlands are the most extensively cleared and modified vegetation, particularly in the agricultural zones of eastern Australia and in the south-west of Western Australia. In many regions only small isolated fragments remain, often only along creeks, road verges and rocky outcrops.
Photos from the Australian Plant Image Index