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Paperbark Melaleuca swamp near Bundaberg, Qld

Melaleuca forest forming paperbark swamp, Melaleuca quinquenervia, near Bellingen, NSW

Foliage cover of tallest stratum 30 - 70%Open Forest structure
Foliage cover of tallest stratum 10 - 30%Woodland structureLow Woodland structure

Melaleuca Forests and Woodlands

The Melaleuca Forests and Woodlands have been extensively cleared on coastal floodplain areas for agriculture or housing near major cities. Extensive areas remain in the tropical north, in particular southern Cape York Peninsula.


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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