Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.5.4

 

Priority   2

Short Description  Eucalyptus latisinensis +/- Corymbia intermedia, C. trachyphloia subsp. trachyphloia, Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus exserta woodland on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments

Notes  koala

Comments  12.5.4: Has been extensively cleared and fragmented for exotic pine plantation, sugar cane and rural residential development. 12.5.4a: Has been extensively cleared and fragmented for exotic pine plantation, sugar cane and rural residential development. This regional ecosystem usually occurs as a result of groundwater discharge typically on lower slopes.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Macrozamia lomandroides and near threatened species including Melaleuca cheelii. 12.5.4a: Habitat for threatened plant species including Macrozamia lomandroides, Germainia capitata and near threatened species including Melaleuca cheelii.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Mainland eastern half of region and Woody Island. Variant 12.5.4a also mapped in the region.

Long Description  Eucalyptus latisinensis +/- Corymbia intermedia, C. trachyphloia subsp. trachyphloia, Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus exserta woodland. Other characteristic species include Eucalyptus siderophloia, Lophostemon suaveolens, Melaleuca viridiflora var. viridiflora, M. quinquenervia, M. cheelii and Grevillea banksii. Patches of Allocasuarina luehmannii or Banksia oblongifolia present locally and Xanthorrhoea johnsonii common in ground layer. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 9g) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.5.4a: Woodland of Melaleuca quinquenervia and/or M. viridiflora var. viridiflora +/- Eucalyptus latisinensis, Corymbia intermedia, Angophora leiocarpa, E. exserta, Lophostemon suaveolens and M. nodosa. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments usually lower slopes. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 21a)

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