Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.9-10.22


Priority   3

Short Description  Closed sedgeland/shrubland on sedimentary rocks. Generally coastal


Comments  Under threat of becoming rare locally in some parts of the bioregion.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Eucalyptus conglomerata and near threatened species including Melaleuca cheelii.

Fraser Coast region distribution  One area mapped only in south-east of region at Kauri Creek, Tin Can Bay

Long Description  Closed sedgeland to heathland with emergent trees. Characteristic species include Schoenus brevifolius and/or Baumea juncea and/or Banksia robur and/or Melaleuca nodosa. Sometimes grading into Banksia aemula woodland on rises. Usually occurs on lower slopes subject to periodic water logging on Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments. (BVG1M: 34f)

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