Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.12.13


Priority   4

Short Description  Araucarian Complex microphyll to notophyll vine forest on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks


Comments  Remnants can be degraded by weed infestation in conjunction with wildfire damage on margins. Characteristic localities for RE include hills near Somerset Dam, Burnett Range between Goomeri and Biggenden, Mount Perry and Bucca Range.

Special Values  Habitat for threatened plant species including Sarcochilus weinthalii, Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. arborescens and near threatened species including Hernandia bivalvis.

Fraser Coast region distribution  All mapped areas close to the south-west boundary of the region.

Long Description  Microphyll and microphyll/notophyll vine forest +/- Araucaria cunninghamii. Characteristic species include Dendrocnide photinophylla, Diospyros geminata, Drypetes deplanchei, Ficus virens, Cryptocarya bidwillii, Planchonella myrsinifolia, Vitex lignum-vitae, Hernandia bivalvis, Croton acronychioides, Flindersia spp. Olea paniculata, Excoecaria dallachyana, Gossia bidwillii and on northern half of bioregion Vitex acuminata, Archidendropsis thozetiana, Pleiogynium timorense and Cupaniopsis simulata. Occurs on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 2a)

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