Southwest Australian Coastal Limestone Communities

In the more exposed situations where salt spray is driven inland by winter storms, just a few small shrubs of Frankenia pauciflora mainly colonize this coastal limestone. Further inland this gives way to a heathland community of Dryandra, Hakea and Melaleuca, while in the more sheltered valleys trees such as Callitris preissii, Eucalyptus gomphocephala, Melaleuca lanceolata may occur.  Endemic species found here include shrubs such as Diplolaena angustifolia (Rutaceae), Dryandra sessilis (Proteaceae), Melaleuca heugelii (Myrtaceae), and the creeper Kennedia coccinea (Fabaceae).


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