Shrublands and heathlands encompass a diverse range of floristic associations. The extent and distribution of many of these is highly restricted due to specific environmental requirements. Sclerophyll shrubs dominate the formation, although rainforest tree species may occasionally be present depending upon the prevailing environmental conditions. Many of the constituent species are shrubland specialists, although a significant number are common canopy constituents of well developed rainforest and woodland communities. A large number of shrubland communities have also been incorporated as alliances in other formations based upon their floristic association.
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