Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.12.3

 

Priority   1

Short Description  Open forest complex with Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Eucalyptus siderophloia or E. crebra or E. decolor, E. major and/or E. longirostrata, E. acmenoides or E. portuensis on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks

Notes  koala

Comments  12.12.3: Occurs in moister environments than 12.12.5.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Cycas megacarpa.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Scattered small areas mapped in the central part of the region.

Long Description  Open forest complex in which spotted gum is a relatively common species. Canopy trees include Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata, Eucalyptus crebra (drier sub coastal ranges) or Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. major and/or E. longirostrata, E. acmenoides or E. portuensis, E. eugenioides. Hills and ranges. Other species that may be present locally include Corymbia intermedia, C. trachyphloia, Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. propinqua, E. moluccana, E. decolor, E. melliodora, E. carnea, E. fibrosa subsp. fibrosa and Angophora leiocarpa. Lophostemon confertus (tree form and whipstick form) often present in gullies or as a sub-canopy or canopy tree especially on granite. Mixed understorey of grasses, shrubs and ferns. Occurs on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 10b) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.12.3a: Lophostemon confertus open forest. Occurs in moister gullies on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 8a)

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