Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.5.2

 

Priority   1

Short Description  Corymbia intermedia, Eucalyptus tereticornis open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces, usually near coast. Usually deep red soils

Notes  koala

Comments  12.5.2: Areas of this vegetation >2ha in size occurring on Cainozoic to Proterozoic sediments are mapped as the lower slope component of 12.9-10.4. Has been extensively cleared for horticulture, sugar cane and urban development. Coastal and sub coastal areas. 12.5.2a: Coastal areas. Has been extensively cleared for horticulture, sugar cane and urban development. Areas of this vegetation >2ha in size occurring on Cainozoic to Proterozoic sediments are mapped as the lower slope component of 12.9-10.4. 12.5.2b: Sub-coastal areas. Has been extensively cleared for horticulture and grazing. 12.5.2x1: Restricted to one location south of Toogoolawah Mostly cleared for pasture. This floristic association on land zone 9-10 is mapped as 12.9-10.11 and on land zone 3 is mapped as 12.3.3c.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Melaleuca irbyana.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Scattered area mapped across eastern half of the region.

Long Description  Corymbia intermedia, Eucalyptus tereticornis grassy open forest to woodland. Other species can include Lophostemon suaveolens, Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus acmenoides or E. portuensis, E. siderophloia or E. crebra, Corymbia tessellaris and Melaleuca quinquenervia (lower slopes). Eucalyptus exserta is usually present in northern parts of bioregion. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces +/- Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 9g) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.5.2a: Corymbia intermedia, Eucalyptus tereticornis woodland. Other species can include Lophostemon suaveolens, Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus acmenoides or E. portuensis, E. siderophloia or E. crebra, Corymbia tessellaris and Melaleuca quinquenervia (lower slopes). Eucalyptus exserta is usually present in northern parts of bioregion. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces +/- Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments usually in coastal areas with deep red soils. (BVG1M: 9g) 12.5.2b: Eucalyptus tereticornis +/- Corymbia intermedia, Lophostemon suaveolens and C. citriodora subsp. Variegata open forest. Other species can include Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus acmenoides, E. crebra and Corymbia tessellaris. Eucalyptus exserta is usually present in northern parts of bioregion. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces +/- Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments in sub-coastal areas. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 9g) 12.5.2x1: Melaleuca irbyana low open forest with emergent Eucalyptus tereticornis. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces, mainly deeply weathered high level Tertiary alluvium. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 21b)

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