Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.11.3

 

Priority   4

Short Description  Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua +/- E. microcorys, Lophostemon confertus, Corymbia intermedia, E. acmenoides open forest on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics

Notes  koala

Comments  12.11.3: This regional ecosystem develops a dense understorey of Araucarian vine forest species in the absence of fire. Subject also to weed invasion by Lantana camara. 12.11.3a: Subject also to weed invasion by Lantana camara. This regional ecosystem develops a dense understorey of Araucarian vine forest species in the absence of fire. 12.11.3b: Mid D'Aguilar Range and Conondale Range. Subject also to weed invasion by Lantana camara.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Corchorus cunninghamii, Marsdenia coronata, Sophora fraseri. 12.11.3a: Habitat for threatened flora species including Corchorus cunninghamii, Marsdenia coronata, Sophora fraseri. 12.11.3b: Habitat for threatened plant species including Corchorus cunninghamii, Marsdenia coronata, Sophora fraseri.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Confined to an area in the far south-west of the region in the Calgoa, Gigoomgan localities

Long Description  Eucalyptus siderophloia and E. propinqua open forest +/- E. microcorys, Lophostemon confertus, Corymbia intermedia, E. biturbinata, E. acmenoides, E. tereticornis, E. moluccana, Angophora leiocarpa, Syncarpia verecunda with vine forest species and E. grandis or E. saligna in gullies. Eucalyptus pilularis and E. tindaliae sometimes present e.g. mid D'Aguilar Range, Conondale Range. Occurs predominantly on hills and ranges of Palaeozoic and older moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. (BVG1M: 9a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.11.3a: Lophostemon confertus +/- Eucalyptus microcorys, E. carnea, E. propinqua, E. major, E. siderophloia woodland. Occurs in gullies and exposed ridges of Palaeozoic and older moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. (BVG1M: 9a) 12.11.3b: Eucalyptus pilularis tall open forest. Other frequently occurring species include Eucalyptus microcorys, E. saligna, E. siderophloia, E. carnea, Corymbia intermedia and E. propinqua. Occurs on higher altitude (>300m) subcoastal hills and ranges of Palaeozoic and older moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. (BVG1M: 8b)

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