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Regional ecosystem details for 1.5.5

Regional ecosystem 1.5.5
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Short description Eucalyptus pruinosa subsp. pruinosa low open woodland on red earth plains
Structure category Very sparse
Description [Not in RE version 11]²: This RE is now mapped as 1.5.13. Eucalyptus pruinosa low open woodland with shrubby understorey dominated by Acacia spp. often with Ventilago viminalis, Corymbia aparrerinja, Grevillea striata and Atalaya hemiglauca. Moderate ground cover of annual and perennial grasses. Occurs in depressions in Tertiary plateaus and on shallow residual Tertiary surfaces overlying limestones; red-brown earths, non-calcic brown soils and shallow loams. (BVG1M: 19c)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
1.5.5a: [Not in RE version 11]²: This vegetation community is now mapped as 1.5.13. Eucalyptus pruinosa subsp. pruinosa (silver-leaved box) low open woodland with shrubby understorey dominated by Acacia spp. often with Ventilago viminalis, Corymbia aparrerinja, Grevillea striata and Atalaya hemiglauca. Moderate ground cover of annual and perennial grasses. Occurs in depressions in Tertiary plateaus and on shallow residual Tertiary surfaces overlying limestones; red-brown earths, non-calcic brown soils and shallow loams. (BVG1M: 19c)
1.5.5b: [Not in RE version 11]²: This vegetation community is now mapped as 1.5.10b. Swampy low open woodland of Eucalyptus pruinosa subsp. pruinosa with dense shrub layer dominated by Melaleuca viridiflora and Acacia spp. and ground layer dominated by Triodia bitextura. Occurs on areas of impeded drainage adjacent Tertiary plateau surfaces. (BVG1M: 19c)
1.5.5x1: [Not in RE version 11]²: This vegetation community is now mapped as 1.5.14. Corymbia aparrerinja open woodland, often with Corymbia terminalis. A second tree layer of Eucalyptus pruinosa is usually present with a mixed shrub layer and ground layer of tussock grasses and Triodia pungens. Occurs on shallow residual Tertiary surfaces overlying limestones. (BVG1M: 19c)
Supplementary description Christian et al. (1954), Yelvertoft, Wonorah
Comments 1.5.5: Periodic wildfires and high total grazing pressure are leading to changes in structure and floristics of the natural vegetation. 1.5.5a: Periodic wildfires and high total grazing pressure are leading to changes in structure and floristics of the natural vegetation.

1 Estimated extent is from version 11 pre-clearing and 2017 remnant regional ecosystem mapping. Figures are rounded for simplicity. For more precise estimates, including breakdowns by tenure and other themes see remnant vegetation in Queensland.

2 Superseded: Revision of the regional ecosystem classification removed this regional ecosystem code from use. It is included in the regional ecosystem description database because the RE code may appear in older versions of RE mapping and the Vegetation Management regulation.

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Last updated
16 April 2019
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