Tirari-Sturt stony desert

WWF Abstract

The Stony Desert extends into the horizon, an endless landscape of arid stony plains and gibber. Gibber refers to the rock and pebble-littered silica deposits formed by weathering. Sparse saltbush scrubs dot the landscape and are an important sheep fodder. They thrive in dry, salty environments and are covered with small, succulent leaves. To the south, the Flinders and Gawler Ranges are covered with native cypress, black oak, small eucalyptus woodlands, and saltbush shrublands.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Australia
Area:93,120,000 acres (37,684,327 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Riverland Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER