Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.12.15

 

Priority   2

Short Description  Corymbia intermedia +/- Eucalyptus propinqua, E. siderophloia, E. microcorys, Lophostemon confertus open forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks

Notes  koala

Comments  12.12.15: Often develops understorey of Araucarian vine forest species in absence of fire. Coastal and sub-coastal hills and ranges. 12.12.15a: Often develops understorey of Araucarian vine forest species in absence of fire. 12.12.15b: Patches are often too small to map at 1:100 000.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened flora species including Marsdenia coronata.

Fraser Coast region distribution  All mapped areas are variant 12.12.15b located in the central south of the region.

Long Description  Corymbia intermedia +/- Eucalyptus propinqua, E. siderophloia, E. microcorys, Lophostemon confertus. Other canopy species include E. acmenoides, E. moluccana, Angophora subvelutina and occasional vine forest species. Patches of Eucalyptus pilularis sometimes present. Occurs on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 9a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.12.15a: Eucalyptus grandis and/or E. saligna tall open forest +/- vine forest understorey. Other canopy species include E. microcorys, E. acmenoides, Lophostemon confertus, E. siderophloia, E. propinqua, Corymbia intermedia. Occurs in wet gullies on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 8a) 12.12.15b: Lophostemon confertus open forest +/- Eucalyptus microcorys, E. siderophloia, E. carnea, E. propinqua and vine forest species often present in understorey. Occurs in gullies and exposed ridges on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks often amongst vine forest. (BVG1M: 8a)

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