Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.2.10

 

Priority   1

Short Description  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

Notes  

Comments  12.2.10: Areas on North Stradbroke Island have been affected by sand mining. Restricted to southern sand mass islands. 12.2.10x1: Mostly found in the Toogoom - Dundowran area. Threatened by sand mining.

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Toogoom area only. Only variant 12.2.10x1 present.

Long Description  Mallee Eucalyptus planchoniana +/- Corymbia gummifera, E. racemosa subsp. racemosa, Banksia aemula woodland. Occurs on deeply leached Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. (BVG1M: 29a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.2.10x1: Melaleuca sieberi low open forest +/- Casuarina glauca, Melaleuca quinquenervia usually with emergent Eucalyptus tereticornis and a shrub layer containing Melaleuca nodosa. Occurs on Quaternary coastal beach ridges and sandplains. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 22a)

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