Simpson desert

WWF Abstract

The Simpson Desert is located in the southeastern part of this ecoregion. Here, red, arid dunefields and sandplains are covered with sparse shrubland and hardy clumps of spinifex grass. Cane grass thrives on deep sands along the crests of dunes. Mild winter temperatures in the desert encourage a thriving tourist industry, which falls off in the very hot summer months. Rainfall is low here, averaging less than 7.8 inches (200 mm) per year. In the northeastern part of this region, rivers lined with coolibah eucalyptus trees snake their way through low hills covered with hardy mitchell grass. This area is called "channel country" after the large, braided rivers.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Australia
Area:144,447,998 acres (58,456,031 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER