Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.5.6

 

Priority   3

Short Description  Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua, E. microcorys and/or E. pilularis open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils

Notes  koala

Comments  12.5.6: Remnants largely contained within state forest. 12.5.6a: Crows Nest Shire and minor areas within Cooloola Shire 12.5.6b: Remnants largely contained within state forest. 12.5.6d: Restricted to higher altitudes.

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Variant 12.5.6c only. All on the mainland in the far south-east coastal area.

Long Description  Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua and/or E. pilularis open forest +/- Corymbia intermedia, E. microcorys, E. acmenoides, E. tereticornis, E. biturbinata, Lophostemon confertus with E. saligna, E. montivaga at higher altitudes. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 9a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.5.6a: Eucalyptus saligna subsp. saligna or E. grandis open forest, often with vine forest understorey. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 8a) 12.5.6b: Eucalyptus siderophloia, Corymbia intermedia, E. propinqua or E. major or E. longirostrata open forest +/- E. microcorys, E. acmenoides, E. tereticornis, E. biturbinata, E. pilularis, Lophostemon confertus. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 9a) 12.5.6c: Eucalyptus pilularis open forest +/- E. siderophloia, E. propinqua, Corymbia intermedia, E. microcorys, E. acmenoides, E. tereticornis, E. biturbinata, Lophostemon confertus with E. saligna, E. montivaga at higher altitudes. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 8b) 12.5.6d: Eucalyptus montivaga, Corymbia intermedia woodland +/- E. acmenoides, E. melliodora, Angophora subvelutina and E. eugenioides. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils at higher altitudes. (BVG1M: 8b)

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