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Regional ecosystem details for 11.8.13

Regional ecosystem 11.8.13
Vegetation Management Act class Endangered
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 6, 19, 22, 11, (2), (18), (12), (27), (14), (5)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 50000 ha; Remnant 2019 6000 ha
Extent in reserves Low
Short description Semi-evergreen vine thicket and microphyll vine forest on Cainozoic igneous rocks
Structure category Dense
Description Semi-evergreen vine thicket and microphyll/notophyll rainforest. In drier or rockier habitats, Casuarina cristata or Acacia harpophylla may dominate the tree layer. A dense shrub layer of Acalypha eremorum, Diospyros humilis and Planchonella cotinifolia is always present. In a few localities, emergent Eucalyptus orgadophila or Corymbia erythrophloia may persist after invasion by "vine-thicket" species. Occurs on gently undulating plains, rises and low hills on Cainozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 7a)
Supplementary description Forster and Barton (1995), Barmoya, Rossmoya; Speck et al. (1968), Grevillea;
Protected areas Homevale NP, Mount Scoria CP
Special values Habitat for threatened plant species Croton magneticus.
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 May invade areas of adjacent woodlands, such as RE 11.8.5

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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