Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.2.9


Priority   4

Short Description  Banksia aemula low open woodland on dunes and sand plains. Usually deeply leached soils


Comments  One of the communities included under the common name 'wallum'. Floristically rich. Extensively cleared for urban development. Mostly on sand mass islands with a naturally restricted extent on the mainland south of Noosa.

Special Values  Habitat for near threatened plant species including Macarthuria complanata.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Fraser Island and on the mainland between Burrum Heads and Pialba and Tuan and Tin Can Bay.

Long Description  Banksia aemula low open woodland. Mallee eucalypts sometimes present, e.g. Eucalyptus latisinensis. Occurs on Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains with deeply leached soils. (BVG1M: 29a)

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