Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.2.14

 

Priority   4

Short Description  Foredune complex

Notes  

Comments  12.2.14b: (grades into 2b) (Masthead) 12.2.14c: Wilson Island, Capricorn Cays NP 12.2.14g: (North Reef) 12.2.14h: Restricted to shingle cays

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Mapped on Fraser Island and Big Woody Island. Also present on Round Island.

Long Description  Strand and fore dune complex comprising Spinifex sericeus grassland Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana low woodland/open forest and with Acacia leiocalyx, A. disparrima subsp. disparrima, Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia, Pandanus tectorius, Corymbia tessellaris, Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Acronychia imperforata. Occurs mostly on frontal dunes and beaches but can occur on exposed parts of dunes further inland. (BVG1M: 28a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.2.14a: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana woodland to low open forest. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14b: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana woodland to low open forest with mid-dense shrub of Argusia argentea/ Scaevola taccada. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14c: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana open forest with Pandanus tectorius sub-canopy. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14d: Sporobolus virginicus closed tussock grassland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14e: Spinifex sericeus open hummock grassland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14f: *Cakile edentula herbland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14g: Very sparse herbland, mainly sand. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14h: Shingle shores with sparse vegetation e.g. Canavalia rosea. Exposed frontal areas of coral cays. (BVG1M: 28a) 12.2.14i: Seashore mixed herbland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)

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