Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.5.13

 

Priority   1

Short Description  Microphyll to notophyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii on remnant Tertiary surfaces

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Comments  12.5.13: Cleared for agriculture and hoop pine plantation. Remnants can be degraded by weed infestation in conjunction with wildfire damage on margins. Characteristic localities for the RE are Yarraman-Tarong-Boat Mountain. 12.5.13a: Characteristic localities for the RE are Yarraman-Tarong-Boat Mountain. Cleared for agriculture and hoop pine plantation. Remnants can be degraded by weed infestation in conjunction with wildfire damage on margins. 12.5.13b: Deepwater Creek catchment. Mostly cleared for horticultural production. Only persists as small remnants that can be degraded by weed infestation in conjunction with wildfire damage. 12.5.13c: Mostly restricted to western margins of central part of bioregion in the vicinity of Barambah Creek extending westward into the Brigalow Belt. Remnants require intensive management because of invasion by weeds and fire damage on margins.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Alectryon ramiflorus, Sarcochilus weinthalii, Cossinia australiana. 12.5.13a: Habitat for threatened plant species including Alectryon ramiflorus, Sarcochilus weinthalii, Cossinia australiana. 12.5.13b: Habitat for threatened plant species including Acronychia littoralis and near threatened species including, Xylosma ovata and Dansiea elliptica. 12.5.13c: Habitat for near threatened plant species including Callitris baileyi and Cryptocarya floydii.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Small scattered area mapped on the eastern half of the mainland.

Long Description  Microphyll to notophyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii. Characteristic species include Araucaria cunninghamii, Cupaniopsis parvifolia, Dendrocnide photinophylla, Rhodosphaera rhodanthema, Flindersia australis, F. schottiana, F. xanthoxyla, Drypetes deplanchei, Olea paniculata, Diospyros geminata, Gossia bidwillii, Excoecaria dallachyana and Vitex lignum-vitae. Argyrodendron trifoliolatum sometimes present especially in subregion 6. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces especially lateritised basalt. (BVG1M: 5a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.5.13a: Microphyll to notophyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii. Characteristic species include Araucaria cunninghamii, Cupaniopsis parvifolia, Dendrocnide photinophylla, Rhodosphaera rhodanthema, Flindersia australis, F. schottiana, F. xanthoxyla, Drypetes deplanchei, Olea paniculata, Diospyros geminata, Gossia bidwillii, Excoecaria dallachyana and Vitex lignum-vitae. Argyrodendron trifoliolatum sometimes present especially in subregion 6. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces especially lateritised basalt. (BVG1M: 5a) 12.5.13b: Microphyll/notophyll vine forest. Characteristic species include Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Acronychia imperforata, Flindersia schottiana, Alectryon coriaceus, Elaeocarpus obovatus, Polyalthia nitidissima, Diospyros spp., Pleiogynium timorense and Mallotus discolor. Melaleuca spp. and eucalypt emergents may be present, e.g. Melaleuca dealbata and Corymbia tessellaris. Occurs on coastal remnant Tertiary surfaces. (BVG1M: 5a) 12.5.13c: Low microphyll vine forest and semi-evergreen vine thicket +/- Araucaria cunninghamii. Characteristic species include Brachychiton rupestris, Flindersia collina, F. australis, Alectryon diversifolius, A. subdentatus, Elattostachys xylocarpa, Erythroxylum sp. (Splityard Creek L.Pedley 5360), Psydrax odorata forma buxifolia, Diospyros geminata, Planchonella cotinifolia, Croton insularis, Bridelia exaltata and Bursaria incana. Melaleuca bracteata is often present along watercourses. Occurs on remnant Tertiary surfaces especially lateritised basalt. (Land zone 5). (BVG1M: 7a)

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