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Banksia woodland, Ben Boyd National Park, NSW

Tropical savannah woodland dominated by Terminalia platyphylla, Lakeland Downs, Qld
These 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

Other Forests and Woodlands

In many coastal areas this group has been extensively cleared for agriculture or urban uses. Extensive areas remain in the arid zone, often 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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