Description: Eighty-five (85) Major Vegetation Subgroups identified in v4.1 to summarise the type and distribution of Australia's native vegetation. The classification contains an emphasis on the structural and floristic composition of the dominant stratum (as with Major Vegetation Groups), but with additional types identified according to typical shrub or ground layers occurring with a dominant tree or shrub stratum. In a mapping sense, the subgroups reflect the dominant vegetation occurring in a map unit from a mix of several vegetation types. Less-dominant vegetation groups which are also present in the map unit are not shown. For example, the dominant vegetation in an area may be mapped as dominated by eucalypt open forest with a shrubby understorey, although it contains pockets of rainforest, shrubland and grassland vegetation as subdominants.
Short Name: nvis41_mvs
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Organisation role: Custodian
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Reference date: 11/2012
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Type: Contextual (polygonal)
Classification: Vegetation ⇒ Classification
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Keywords: dominant, tree, forest, woodland, canopy, understory
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