Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.11.10


Priority   3

Short Description  Notophyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii on metamorphics +/- interbedded volcanics


Comments  Widely distributed along coastal and sub coastal ranges such as Darlington and D'Aguilar Ranges, upper Mary Valley, Woowoonga Range and Bania. Best developed examples are on moist lower slopes, e.g. Mitchell Creek in Imbil area, and Enoggera Creek west of Brisbane.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant including Graptophyllum reticulatum, Fontainea rostrata, Planchonella eerwah, Macadamia integrifolia, M. tetraphylla, Samadera bidwillii and near threatened species including Arytera dictyoneura.

Fraser Coast region distribution  All mapped areas in far south-west of region.

Long Description  Notophyll and notophyll/microphyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii. Characteristic species include Argyrodendron trifoliolatum, Argyrodendron sp. (Kin Kin W.D.Francis AQ81198), Backhousia subargentea, Dissiliaria baloghioides, Brachychiton discolor, Beilschmiedia obtusifolia, Diospyros pentamera, Grevillea robusta, Gmelina leichhardtii and Ficus macrophylla forma macrophylla. Occurs on Palaeozoic and older moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. (BVG1M: 2a)

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