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Regional ecosystem details for 11.4.1

Regional ecosystem 11.4.1
Vegetation Management Act class Endangered
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 11, 6, 2, 21, (22), (27), (1), (17), (12), (14), (2)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 26000 ha; Remnant 2019 2000 ha
Extent in reserves Medium
Short description Semi-evergreen vine thicket +/- Casuarina cristata on Cainozoic clay plains
Structure category Dense
Description Semi-evergreen vine thicket +/- Casuarina cristata. May commonly include Planchonella cotinifolia, Lysiphyllum hookeri, Capparis spp. and Terminalia oblongata, with lower stratum of Elaeodendron australe, Denhamia oleaster and Pittosporum spinescens. A ground layer of Ancistrachne uncinulata, Cheilanthes spp., and Solanum ellipticum may be present. Occurs on Cainozoic clay plains including extensively weathered Tertiary basalt. (BVG1M: 7a)
Supplementary description Fensham and Fairfax (1997a); Fensham (1995); Fensham and Streimann (1997); Story et al. (1967), Racecourse
Protected areas Dipperu NP (S)
Special values Habitat for the near threatened plant species Macropteranthes leiocaulis
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: This vegetation requires protection from wildfire. Protection primarily relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country with numerous small fires throughout the year so that wildfires will be very limited in extent. Maintenance of fire breaks may be appropriate on flat country, but natural features will be useful as breaks in 'wild' country. ISSUES: Fuel reduction in the surrounding vegetation under low fire danger conditions and/or revegetation of cleared areas reduce the risk of damaging wildfires. Maintain or re-establish native vegetation communities adjacent to this ecosystem. Grazing may be useful in managing fuel loads created by introduced grasses such as buffel.
Comments Extensively cleared for pasture.

1 Estimated extent is from version 12 pre-clearing and 2019 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.

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Last updated
12 March 2021
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