Foliage cover of tallest stratum 30 - 70%
Mallee Woodlands and Shrublands
- Mallee eucalypts are multi-branched from
ground level, usually with a flattened canopy
rarely exceeding 6m in height. They grow
from a woody underground rootstock called
a lignotuber and are generally found on harsh
- This vegetation occurs in the winter rainfall belts
of semi-arid areas in southern Australia, in
south-western New South Wales, north-western
Victoria, southern South Australia and in the
south-west of Western Australia.
- Widespread mallee species include Eucalyptus
dumosa (white mallee), E. socialis (red mallee),
E. gracilis (yorrell), E. oleosa (glossy-leaved
red mallee), E. incrassata (ridge-fruited mallee)
and E. diversifolia (soap mallee).
- Co-dominants can include other Eucalyptus spp. with a tree form and species of Melaleuca, Acacia, Allocasuarina and Hakea.
Mallee Woodlands and Shrublands in Victoria and parts of South Australia and Western Australia have been extensively cleared, with only isolated remnants in some areas. They remain widespread in the arid zone of South Australia and Western Australia.
Photos from the Australian Plant Image Index