Foliage cover of tallest stratum less than 10%
Acacia Open Woodlands
- Usually occur in low to undulating inland
areas, in regions with mainly summer rainfall
in northern Australia, and mainly winter
rainfall in southern Australia.
- Cover extensive areas of the arid zone and drier
tropical north, mostly with a shrubby or grassy
- Dominant acacias include Acacia aneura (Mulga), A. georginae (Georgina Gidgee),
A. tephrina (Boree), A. cambagei (Gidgee),
A. harpophylla (Brigalow), A. peuce (Waddy)
and A. papyrocarpa (Western Myall), with
the most widespread species being Mulga.
- Ground layers are generally herbaceous or chenopod/saltbush shrubs and grasses.
Little of the Acacia Open Woodlands have been cleared. Many areas have been modified by grazing pressure from domestic stock, feral animals and macropods.
Photos from the Australian Plant Image Index