Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.2.12

 

Priority   2

Short Description  Closed heath on seasonally waterlogged sand plains

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Comments  12.2.12: Subject to high rate of clearing for urbanisation south of Noosa; the RE is considered to be endangered in this area._x000D_ 12.2.12a: Subject to high rate of clearing for urbanisation south of Noosa; the RE is considered to be endangered in this area._x000D_ 12.2.12b: Subject to high rate of clearing for urbanisation south of Noosa; the RE is considered to be endangered in this area.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Blandfordia grandiflora, Acacia baueri and near threatened species including Boronia rivularis, Durringtonia paludosa. Habitat for threatened fauna including the ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus._x000D_ 12.2.12a: Habitat for threatened plant species including Blandfordia grandiflora, Acacia baueri and near threatened species including Boronia rivularis, Durringtonia paludosa. Habitat for threatened fauna including the ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus._x000D_ 12.2.12b: Habitat for threatened species including Blandfordia grandiflora, Acacia baueri and near threatened species including Boronia rivularis, Durringtonia paludosa. Habitat for threatened fauna including the ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Coastal Burrum Heads to Takura and Tuan Forest to Tin Can Bay.

Long Description  Closed or wet heath +/- stunted emergent shrubs/low trees. Characteristic shrubs include Banksia spp. (especially B. robur) Boronia falcifolia, Epacris spp., Baeckea frutescens, Schoenus brevifolius, Leptospermum spp., Hakea actites, Melaleuca thymifolia, M. nodosa, Xanthorrhoea fulva with Baloskion spp. and Sporadanthus spp. in ground layer. Occurs on poorly drained Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. Low part of sand mass coastal landscapes where water collects from both overland flow and infiltration from adjoining sand dunes. (BVG1M: 29a)_x000D_ _x000D_ Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: _x000D_ 12.2.12a: Empodisma minus, Baumea rubiginosa, Epacris microphylla closed heathland with emergent low shrubs of Leptospermum liversidgei. Occurs on Poorly drained Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. Low part of sand mass coastal landscapes where water collects from both overland flow and infiltration from adjoining sand dunes. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 29a)_x000D_ 12.2.12b: Xanthorrhoea fulva wet heathland. Occurs on Poorly drained Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. Low part of sand mass coastal landscapes where water collects from both overland flow and infiltration from adjoining sand dunes. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 29a)

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