mallee

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mallee A southern Australian sclerophyllous scrub community, about 2–3 m high, in which most of the species belong to the genus Eucalyptus. The scrub is very similar to that found in other continents where Mediterranean type climates occur, e.g. the chaparral of California and the maquis of Europe.

mallee

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mallee A southern Australian sclerophyllous scrub community, about 2–3 m high, in which most of the species belong to the genus Eucalyptus. The scrub is very similar to that found in other continents where Mediterranean-type climates occur (e.g. the chaparral of California and the maquis of Europe).