Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.8.8

 

Priority   4

Short Description  Eucalyptus saligna subsp. saligna or E. grandis tall open forest on Cainozoic igneous rocks

Notes  koala

Comments  12.8.8: Mostly restricted to southern border parts of bioregion and Mt Tamborine._x000D_ 12.8.8a: Mostly restricted to ridges and slopes at moderate to high altitude southern border parts of bioregion. Drier environs than 12.8.8.

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  June 2015 mapping has one polygon less than 1 ha in area on the east coast of Fraser Island near Woralie Road.

Long Description  Eucalyptus saligna subsp. saligna or E. grandis tall open forest often with vine forest understorey ('wet sclerophyll'). Other species include Eucalyptus microcorys, E. acmenoides, Lophostemon confertus and Syncarpia glomulifera subsp. glomulifera. Occurs on Cainozoic igneous rocks and areas subject to local enrichment from Cainozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 8a)_x000D_ _x000D_ Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: _x000D_ 12.8.8a: Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. microcorys, Corymbia intermedia +/- Eucalyptus propinqua, E. carnea open forest on Cainozoic igneous rocks. Occurs on Cainozoic igneous rocks and areas subject to local enrichment from Cainozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 9a)

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