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Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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12.1.1 Casuarina glauca woodland on margins of marine clay plains Mainland coastal and Woody Island
12.1.2 Saltpan vegetation including grassland, herbland and sedgeland on marine clay plains Mapped on mainland coastal areas and on Fraser Island west coast.
12.1.3 Mangrove shrubland to low closed forest on marine clay plains and estuaries Mainland coastal, riparian and Fraser Island west coast.
12.2.1 Notophyll vine forest on parabolic high dunes Fraser Island only.
12.2.2 Microphyll/notophyll vine forest on beach ridges Coastal Point Vernon, Eli Waters, Dundowran Beach, Craignish and Burrum Heads.
12.2.3 Araucarian vine forest on parabolic high dunes Fraser Island only.
12.2.4 Syncarpia hillii, Lophostemon confertus tall open to closed forest on parabolic high dunes Fraser Island only.
12.2.5 Corymbia intermedia +/- Lophostemon confertus +/- Banksia spp. +/- Callitris columellaris open forest on beach ridges usually in southern half of bioregion Tin Can Bay only inside the Military Training Area.
12.2.6 Eucalyptus racemosa open forest on dunes and sand plains. Usually deeply leached soils Fraser Island and smaller patches on the mainland from The Dimonds to Tinnanbar.
12.2.7 Melaleuca quinquenervia or rarely M. dealbata open forest on sand plains Fraser Island and mainland between Burrum Heads and Urangan and Tuan to Tin Can Bay.
12.2.8 Eucalyptus pilularis open forest on parabolic high dunes Fraser Island and one small patch on mainland near Tinnanbar.
12.2.9 Banksia aemula low open woodland on dunes and sand plains. Usually deeply leached soils Fraser Island and on the mainland between Burrum Heads and Pialba and Tuan and Tin Can Bay.
12.2.10 Mallee Eucalyptus planchoniana +/- Corymbia gummifera, E. racemosa subsp. racemosa, Banksia aemula woodland on dunes and sand plains, especially southern sand mass islands. Usually deeply leached soils Toogoom area only. Only variant 12.2.10x1 present.
12.2.11 Corymbia tessellaris +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, C. intermedia and Livistona decora woodland on beach ridges in northern half of bioregion Coastal Burrum Heads to Urangan and The Dimonds to Tin Can Bay.
12.2.12 Closed heath on seasonally waterlogged sand plains Coastal Burrum Heads to Takura and Tuan Forest to Tin Can Bay.
12.2.14 Foredune complex Mapped on Fraser Island and Big Woody Island. Also present on Round Island.
12.2.15 Gahnia sieberiana, Empodisma minus, Gleichenia spp. closed sedgeland in coastal swamps Fraser Island, Burrum Heads and small patches at Burrum River and Tin Can Bay. Variant 12.2.15f present.
12.2.16 Sand blows largely devoid of vegetation Fraser Island only.
12.3.2 Eucalyptus grandis tall open forest on alluvial plains Mapped in the centre of the region at Tinana Creek and Myrtle Creek.
12.3.3 Eucalyptus tereticornis woodland on Quaternary alluvium Mapped areas along the major rivers, Mary and Burrum. Areas of variant 12.3.3b also mapped.
12.3.4 Melaleuca quinquenervia, Eucalyptus robusta woodland on coastal alluvium Coastal. Mapped east of Tinana Creek and one small patch at Burrum Heads.
12.3.5 Melaleuca quinquenervia open forest on coastal alluvium Mapped on drainage lines in coastal catchments. Variant 12.3.5a present.
12.3.6 Melaleuca quinquenervia +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, Lophostemon suaveolens open forest on coastal alluvial plains Mapped on drainage lines in sub-coastal catchments and Fraser Island.
12.3.7 Eucalyptus tereticornis, Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. cunninghamiana +/- Melaleuca spp. fringing woodland Mapped along major Rivers and Creeks mainly away from the coast. Variants 12.3.7b, 12.3.7c and 12.3.7d present.
12.3.8 Swamps with Cyperus spp., Schoenoplectus spp. and Eleocharis spp. Mapped in scattered location across the mainland part of the region.
12.3.11 Eucalyptus tereticornis +/- Eucalyptus siderophloia, Corymbia intermedia open forest on alluvial plains usually near coast Mapped across the mainland part of the region and Big Woody Island
12.3.12 Eucalyptus latisinensis or E. exserta, Melaleuca viridiflora var. viridiflora woodland on alluvial plains Patches in eastern half of mainland area, including large areas in Tuan Forest, Walliebum and Tandora.
12.3.13 Closed heathland on seasonally waterlogged alluvial plains usually near coast Mapped in near coastal areas.
12.3.14 Banksia aemula low woodland on alluvial plains usually near coast The main mapped area is between Tiaro and the coast in the south-east of the region. Scattered patches elsewhere including at Beelbi Creek.
12.3.16 Gallery rainforest (notophyll vine forest) on alluvial plains Scattered areas mapped along major rivers and streams.
12.3.17 Gallery rainforest (notophyll vine forest) on alluvial plains Scattered linear areas along Mary River and some tributaries upstream from Tiaro
12.3.20 Melaleuca quinquenervia, Casuarina glauca +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. siderophloia open forest on low coastal alluvial plains Scattered coastal mainland areas
12.3.21 Gallery rainforest (notophyll vine forest) on alluvial plains Scattered linear areas along some drainage lines in the far west of the region
12.5.1 Open forest complex with Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata on subcoastal remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils Main mapped area inland close to Myrtle Creek. Also at Dunmora and Duckinwilla.
12.5.2 Corymbia intermedia, Eucalyptus tereticornis open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces, usually near coast. Usually deep red soils Scattered area mapped across eastern half of the region.
12.5.4 Eucalyptus latisinensis +/- Corymbia intermedia, C. trachyphloia subsp. trachyphloia, Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus exserta woodland on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments Mainland eastern half of region and Woody Island. Variant 12.5.4a also mapped in the region.
12.5.5 Eucalyptus portuensis, Corymbia intermedia open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils All polygons in one area stretching from Susan River across Tandora and into Prawle.
12.5.6 Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua, E. microcorys and/or E. pilularis open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils Variant 12.5.6c only. All on the mainland in the far south-east coastal area.
12.5.7 Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata +/- Eucalyptus portuensis or E. acmenoides, E. fibrosa subsp. fibrosa open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils Mapped areas across the central part of the region.
12.5.8 Eucalyptus hallii open woodland on complex of remnant Tertiary surface and Tertiary sedimentary rocks Mapped on the mainland next to the northern border of the region in Cherwell and Burrum Heads.
12.5.9 Sedgeland to heathland in low lying areas on complex of remnant Tertiary surface and Tertiary sedimentary rocks Scattered mapped coastal and subcoastal areas.
12.5.10 Eucalyptus latisinensis and/or Banksia aemula low open woodland on complex of remnant Tertiary surface and Tertiary sedimentary rocks Scattered mapped coastal and subcoastal areas.
12.5.12 Eucalyptus racemosa, E. latisinensis +/- Corymbia gummifera, C. intermedia, E. bancroftii woodland with heathy understorey on remnant Tertiary surfaces Restricted to coast and sub-coastal areas south-east of the Mary River.
12.5.13 Microphyll to notophyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii on remnant Tertiary surfaces Small scattered area mapped on the eastern half of the mainland.
12.8.8 Eucalyptus saligna subsp. saligna or E. grandis tall open forest on Cainozoic igneous rocks June 2015 mapping has one polygon less than 1 ha in area on the east coast of Fraser Island near Woralie Road.
12.8.16 Eucalyptus crebra +/- E. melliodora, E. tereticornis woodland on Cainozoic igneous rocks Only five polygons mapped together at Takura.
12.9-10.2 Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata +/- Eucalyptus crebra open forest on sedimentary rocks Large inland areas mapped.
12.9-10.3 Eucalyptus moluccana open forest on sedimentary rocks Large inland areas mapped with some smaller coastal areas between Burrum Heads and Susan River.
12.9-10.4 Eucalyptus racemosa subsp. racemosa woodland on sedimentary rocks Patches mapped in south-east of region in Toolara Forest, Tuan Forest and Tin Can bay. Inland patches mapped in central-south of region at Thinoomba, St Mary, Woocoo and Glenbar.
12.9-10.7 Eucalyptus crebra +/- E. tereticornis, Corymbia tessellaris, Angophora spp., E. melanophloia woodland on sedimentary rocks Mapped areas scattered across the region mainly west of Tinana Creek and north of the Mary River. Variant 12.9-10.7a present.
12.9-10.8 Eucalyptus melanophloia, E. crebra woodland on sedimentary rocks Mapped all in one area at Mount Urah in the south-west of the region.
12.9-10.14 Eucalyptus pilularis tall open forest on sedimentary rocks All mapped in a single small area in Yerra on the north side of Myrtle Creek on freehold land.
12.9-10.16 Araucarian microphyll to notophyll vine forest on Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments Large areas mapped inland including at Doongul, Brooweena and Aramara. Also at Mount Urah, Gundiah and Bauple. Small patches elsewhere including at Craignish near the coast.
12.9-10.17 Eucalyptus acmenoides, E. major, E. siderophloia +/- Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata woodland on sedimentary rocks Mapped in the south at Bauple Forest, Glenwood, Neerdie and Gunalda. Also mapped in the west at Brooweena, North Aramara and Doongul. Smaller patches closer to Maryborough at Yengarie, Yerra, Antigua and Tinana. Variants 12.9-10.17a and 12.9-10.17b presen
12.9-10.18 Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus crebra woodland on sedimentary rocks Only 12.9-10.18b is present in the St Mary State Forest area.
12.9-10.19 Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa woodland on sedimentary rocks Large areas mapped in the central-western part of the region. Some smaller areas closer to the coast.
12.9-10.21 Eucalyptus acmenoides or E. portuensis woodland usually with Corymbia trachyphloia subsp. trachyphloia on Cainozoic to Proterozoic sediments Large areas mapped in the central-western part of the region. Some smaller areas closer to the coast north of Maryborough.
12.9-10.22 Closed sedgeland/shrubland on sedimentary rocks. Coastal parts One area mapped only in south-east of region at Kauri Creek, Tin Can Bay
12.11.3 Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua +/- E. microcorys, Lophostemon confertus, Corymbia intermedia, E. acmenoides open forest on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics Confined to an area in the far south-west of the region in the Calgoa, Gigoomgan localities
12.11.5 Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. major open forest on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics Mapped in the far west at Boompa as 40% of a single composite polygon.
12.11.6 Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Eucalyptus crebra woodland on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics All mapped areas in far south-west of region.
12.11.7 Eucalyptus crebra woodland on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics All mapped areas in far south-west of region.
12.11.8 Eucalyptus melanophloia, E. crebra woodland on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics All mapped areas in far south-west of region.
12.11.10 Notophyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics All mapped areas in far south-west of region.
12.11.14 Eucalyptus crebra, E. tereticornis, Corymbia intermedia woodland on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics All mapped areas in far south-west of region.
12.11.17 Eucalyptus acmenoides or E. portuensis open forest on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics All mapped areas in far south-west of region at Boompa..
12.11.18 Eucalyptus moluccana woodland on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics All mapped areas in far south-west of region at Boompa, Marodian and a very small patch in adjacent Calgoa..
12.12.1 Simple notophyll vine forest usually with abundant Archontophoenix cunninghamiana (gully vine forest) on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped in an area in the far south-west of the region at Mount Walsh National Park, Boompa.
12.12.3 Open forest complex with Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Eucalyptus siderophloia or E. crebra or E. decolor, E. major and/or E. longirostrata, E. acmenoides or E. portuensis on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks Scattered small areas mapped in the central part of the region.
12.12.5 Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Eucalyptus crebra open forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas in the western half of the region.
12.12.7 Eucalyptus crebra woodland on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas in the western half of the region.
12.12.8 Eucalyptus melanophloia woodland on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas in the western half of the region.
12.12.9 Eucalyptus dura woodland usually on rocky peaks on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped in an area in the far south-west of the region at Mount Walsh National Park, Boompa.
12.12.10 Shrubland of rocky peaks on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped in an area in the far south-west of the region at Mount Walsh National Park, Boompa.
12.12.11 Eucalyptus portuensis or E. acmenoides, Corymbia trachyphloia subsp. trachyphloia woodland on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas in the western half of the region.
12.12.12 Eucalyptus tereticornis, Corymbia intermedia, E. crebra +/- Lophostemon suaveolens woodland on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas in the western half of the region. One patch at Teddington Weir on Tinana Creek.
12.12.13 Araucarian Complex microphyll to notophyll vine forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas close to the south-west boundary of the region.
12.12.15 Corymbia intermedia +/- Eucalyptus propinqua, E. siderophloia, E. microcorys, Lophostemon confertus open forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas are variant 12.12.15b located in the central south of the region.
12.12.16 Notophyll vine forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks Mapped in the south-west of the region.
12.12.19 Vegetation complex of rocky headlands on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks Mapped only at two location on the east coast of Fraser Island.
12.12.22 Eucalyptus decolor, E. portuensis or E. acmenoides open forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped in an area in the far south-west of the region at Mount Walsh National Park, Boompa.
12.12.23 Eucalyptus tereticornis +/- E. eugenioides woodland on crests, upper slopes and elevated valleys and plains on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks A large area mapped on the far western boundary south of Mt Walsh National Park at Boompa. Also on the western slopes of Mount Bauple.
12.12.25 Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa woodland to open forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas in the western half of the region.
12.12.26 Acacia harpophylla open forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped in an area in the far south-west of the region at Grongah National Park, Malarga.
12.12.28 Eucalyptus moluccana open forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks All mapped areas in the western half of the region.
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Based on Queensland Herbarium (2016) Regional Ecosystem Description Database. Version 10.0 (Updated March 2017).