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Forest Vines to Snow Tussocks: The Story of New Zealand Plants

Tall Shrubland

Tall Shrubland

In the southern parts of South and Western Australia there is a special type of shrubland known as Mallee. Here the dominant eucalypts are multistemmed and regenerate after fire from bulky woody tubers known as lignotubers. Generally inland from the eucalyptus-dominated communities, where climates are drier and soils infertile, drought-resistant species of Acacia, particularly A. aneura (mulga), prevail. The sometimes sparse ground cover comprises grasses and shrubs.