from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any one of several species of Acacia, especially A. harpophylla, which yields a hard, heavy brown wood having a strong odor of violets. It is used in turning and for building purposes, and by the aboriginals for spears, boomerangs, and clubs.
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- noun An
Australian tree, Acacia harpophylla
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Locally this region contrasts sharply with the eucalypt and brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) woodlands on more fertile soils and less arid climate of the Brigalow Belt to the east and the clay plains of the Mitchell Grass Downs to the north.
Clay soils of the ecoregion support the brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) woodlands, after which the region is named.
Pockets of dry rainforest occur in gullies and wetter microclimates throughout the Brigalow Belt, and sometimes form associations with Casuarina cristata and brigalow.
The majority of the brigalow communities in the ecoregion have been cleared for cropping and pasture improvement.
Remaining brigalow communities are still underrepresented in reserve systems, with many small parks (not listed above) reflecting the fragmented nature of the remnant vegetation.
Future reserves must target uncleared lowland habitats to preserve the unique brigalow and Bluegrass communities of the region.
In the southeast of the region lateritic scarps and surfaces area associated with areas of gidgee and brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) woodlands separated by Mitchell grasses.
Although found in adjacent ecoregions, the size and diversity of brigalow communities was unique.
Central brigalow bioregional conservation strategy report.
The exceptions are brigalow and poplar box communities.