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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.1

Regional ecosystem 12.2.1
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 9, (4)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 4000 ha; Remnant 2017 4000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Notophyll vine forest on parabolic high dunes
Structure category Dense
Description Notophyll/evergreen notophyll vine forest generally with abundant Archontophoenix cunninghamiana or A. alexandrae in north of bioregion. The plant families Lauraceae, Myrtaceae and Elaeocarpaceae are diagnostic of the type. Occurs on moist/wet, valley floors of parabolic dunes. (BVG1M: 4a)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
12.2.1a: Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Livistona australis, Melicope elleryana closed forest. Usually occurs at the base of high coastal dunes (BVG1M: 4a)
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), B2; Stephens and Daniel (2002), 12
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP
Special values Habitat for threatened plant species including Archidendron lovelliae, Cryptocarya foetida and near threatened species including Glycine argyrea and Symplocos harroldii. 12.2.1a: Habitat for threatened plant species including Archidendron lovelliae, Cryptocarya foetida and near threatened species including Glycine argyrea and Symplocos harroldii.
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: Do not burn deliberately. Protection relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country so that wildfires will be very limited in extent. May need active protection from wildfire in extreme conditions or after prolonged drought. Planned burns should not create a running fire into vine forest. Ensuring conditions of good soil moisture and moisture of litter in surrounding communities will limit fire behaviour/intensity. ISSUES: Fire sensitive and not normally flammable. Some preliminary work suggests rainforest seedling germination from planned burning activities will assist the establishment of seedlings in newly burnt areas, especially due to smoke. There may be issues with lantana and other weeds from fire and other disturbance. Remnants may be limited by frequent fire at the margins; this requires further research.
Comments 12.2.1a: Occurs at 18 Mile Swamp on North Stradbroke Island.

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.

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Last updated
16 April 2019
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