Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.5.1

 

Priority   4

Short Description  Open forest complex with Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata on subcoastal remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils

Notes  koala

Comments  12.5.1: Isolate of RE with Eucalyptus dura locally prominent at Moggill on Brisbane's western outskirts. Occurs in sub coastal parts of bioregion. Extends into adjacent Brigalow Belt bioregion. 12.5.1a: Occurs in Tarong area. 12.5.1b: Occurs in sub coastal parts of Cooloola Shire. 12.5.1c: Occurs mainly in the Helidon Hills. 12.5.1e: Occurs in the Burnett area 12.5.1f: Occurs in the Burnett area 12.5.1g: Occurs in the Nathan, Mt Gravatt area.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Paspalidium grandispiculatum, Grevillea quadricauda, Lasiopetalum sp. (Proston) 12.5.1c: Habitat for threatened plant species including Eucalyptus taurina, Paspalidium grandispiculatum and Grevillea quadricauda.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Main mapped area inland close to Myrtle Creek. Also at Dunmora and Duckinwilla.

Long Description  Woodland complex generally with Corymbia trachyphloia, C. citriodora subsp. variegata +/- Eucalyptus crebra, E. longirostrata, C. intermedia, E. major, E. fibrosa subsp. fibrosa (can be locally common) and E. acmenoides. Localised occurrences of Eucalyptus taurina, E. decorticans, E. dura, E. cloeziana and E. melanoleuca. Understorey grassy or shrubby. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces, usually with deep red soils. (BVG1M: 10b) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.5.1a: Eucalyptus decorticans open forest +/- Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, C. trachyphloia and Acacia blakei. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces often around margins of plateaus. (BVG1M: 12a) 12.5.1b: Eucalyptus cloeziana open forest +/- E. microcorys and Corymbia intermedia. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 12a) 12.5.1c: Eucalyptus helidonica open forest +/- Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, C. trachyphloia, E. planchoniana, E. taurina, E. baileyana, Angophora woodsiana, Lysicarpus angustifolius. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. (BVG1M: 9h) 12.5.1d: Eucalyptus dura, E. acmenoides and Corymbia intermedia woodland. Occurs on plateaus and broad crests on remnant Tertiary surfaces. (BVG1M: 12a) 12.5.1e: Eucalyptus crebra and Angophora leiocarpa +/- Corymbia intermedia, E. longirostrata, E. major, E. tereticornis, E. acmenoides or E. portuensis, C. citriodora subsp. variegata woodland to open forest. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. (BVG1M: 9h) 12.5.1f: Eucalyptus sideroxylon, E. melanoleuca and E. moluccana open forest. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. (BVG1M: 12a) 12.5.1g: Eucalyptus planchoniana and/or E. baileyana woodland to open forest +/- C. trachyphloia, E. carnea, Angophora woodsiana, E. crebra, E. racemosa subsp. racemosa. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. (BVG1M: 9h)

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