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Casuarina woodland of Allocasuarina decaisneana, Canning Stock Route, WA

Casuarina woodland dominated by Casuarina pauper, Qld

Casuarinas occur as Open Forests, Low Open Forests, Woodlands, Open Woodlands, Low Open Woodlands and Low Woodlands;
a few of which structures are illustrated below:

Foliage cover of tallest stratum 30 - 70%Open Forest structure
Foliage cover of tallest stratum 10 - 30%Woodland structure
Foliage cover of tallest stratum less than 10%Low Open Woodland

Casuarina Forests and Woodlands

The Casuarina Forests and Woodlands have been extensively cleared in many coastal areas for agriculture or for industrial or urban developments. Areas in the arid zone are modified by grazing pressure from domestic stock, feral animals and macropods.


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
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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