Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.5.7

 

Priority   2

Short Description  Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata +/- Eucalyptus portuensis or E. acmenoides, E. fibrosa subsp. fibrosa open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils

Notes  koala

Comments  12.5.7: Areas dominated by Eucalyptus moluccana are mapped as 12.5.7b. Areas dominated by Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa are mapped as 12.5.7c. Common in Gin Gin-Childers area with minor occurances in the Brisbane region. 12.5.7b: Disjunct distribution often occuring in patches too small to map at 1:100,000 scale 12.5.7c: Common in Gin Gin-Childers area with minor occurances in the Brisbane region.

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Fraser Coast region distribution  Mapped areas across the central part of the region.

Long Description  Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata +/- Eucalyptus portuensis or E. acmenoides, C. intermedia, E. fibrosa subsp. fibrosa, C. trachyphloia, E. moluccana (lower slopes), E. crebra (drier sub coastal areas) or E. siderophloia, E. exserta open forest. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Tertiary sedimentary rocks. Usually deep red soils. (BVG1M: 10b) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.5.7a: Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata +/- Eucalyptus portuensis +/- Lophostemon spp., C. intermedia, E. moluccana (lower slopes), E. crebra, E. exserta woodland. Occurs on coastal low relief Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 10b) 12.5.7b: Eucalyptus moluccana +/- Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata open forest. Other species include Eucalyptus siderophloia or E. crebra, E. tereticornis. Understorey generally sparse but can become shrubby in absence of fire. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Tertiary sedimentary rocks often on lower slopes. (BVG1M: 13d) 12.5.7c: Corymbia henryi and/or Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa woodland +/- C. citriodora subsp. variegata, E. major, E. carnea, E. tindaliae, E. siderophloia, Angophora leiocarpa, E. helidonica, C. intermedia and E. moluccana. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Tertiary sedimentary rocks. (BVG1M: 10b)

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