Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.2.2


Priority   1

Short Description  Microphyll/notophyll vine forest on beach ridges


Comments  Often associated with RE 12.2.11. Patches often too small to map at 1:100 000 scale. Canopy height is variable depending on exposure to wind shear. Continues to be threatened by clearing for coastal residential development. Also subject to extensive weed invasion over 90% of its pre-clear distribution (Rivina humilis, *Passiflora suberosa, *P. pallida, Lantana camara, Catharanthus roseus, Megathyrsus maximus, Asparagus spp., Salvia spp.) and localised disturbance from people and vehicle tracks.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Acronychia littoralis and near threatened species including, Xylosma ovata and Dansiea elliptica.

Fraser Coast region distribution  Coastal Point Vernon, Eli Waters, Dundowran Beach, Craignish and Burrum Heads.

Long Description  Microphyll/notophyll vine forest. Characteristic species include Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Acronychia imperforata, Flindersia schottiana, Alectryon coriaceus, Elaeocarpus obovatus, Polyalthia nitidissima, Diospyros spp., Pleiogynium timorense and Mallotus discolor. Melaleuca spp. and eucalypt emergents may be present, e.g. Melaleuca dealbata and Corymbia tessellaris. Occurs on Quaternary coastal dunes and beaches. (BVG1M: 3a)

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