Shrublands are a vegetation type chracterised by shrubs with a variable overstorey of mulga (Acacia aneura) or eucalypts. Shrublands occur mainly in the Southern Rangelands (Figure 1).
Perennial vegetation in the Southern Rangelands is adapted to low and highly variable rainfall, and pasture productivity is low compared to the Northern Rangelands. Because of these conditions, managing grazing pressure is difficult and has resulted in areas of poor rangeland condition.
Information on these plants can assist pastoral lessees and station managers to assess pasture condition and trend, and improve grazing management.
This information is from well-respected publications, and observations, monitoring and trials by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Common plants in the shrublands
Mitchell, AA & Wilcox, DG 1994, Arid shrubland plants of Western Australia, revised edition, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Perth.
Petheram, RJ & Kok, B 2003, Plants of the Kimberley region of Western Australia, revised edition, University of Western Australia Press, Perth.