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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.11

Regional ecosystem 12.2.11
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Wetlands Contains palustrine wetland (e.g. in swales).
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 8, 1, 9
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 28000 ha; Remnant 2019 21000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Corymbia tessellaris +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, C. intermedia and Livistona decora woodland on beach ridges in northern half of bioregion
Structure category Sparse
Description Corymbia tessellaris +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, C. intermedia and Livistona decora woodland. Other characteristic species include Melaleuca dealbata, Callitris columellaris, Petalostigma pubescens, E. exserta, Planchonia careya, Leptospermum neglectum and Acacia julifera. Melaleuca spp. and E. tereticornis dominate in swales. Vine forest species sometimes present as sub-canopy or understorey. Occurs on Quaternary coastal beach ridges and swales in the northern half of bioregion. (BVG1M: 9f)
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), B7, B11
Protected areas Eurimbula NP, Burrum Coast NP, Curtis Island NP, Eurimbula RR, Great Sandy NP, Deepwater NP, Curtis Island CP, Broadwater CP, Mouth of Kolan River CP, Wild Cattle Island NP, Poona NP, Great Sandy CP, Joseph Banks (Round Hill Head) CP, Littabella NP, Mouth of Baffle Creek CP 1, Mouth of Baffle Creek CP 2, Mon Repos CP, O'Regan Creek CP, Barubbra Island CP, Bustard Head CP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Acacia attenuata, Acacia baueri subsp. baueri, Cycas megacarpa, Macrozamia lomandroides, Macrozamia pauli-guilielmi, Murraya crenulata, Myrsine serpenticola
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: Do not burn deliberately. Burn surrounding ecosystems in conditions that would minimise fire incursion. ISSUES: Protection relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country. Triggers unrelated to fire appear to maintain a healthy ecosystem. Issues with lantana and other weeds may result from fire and other disturbance.
Comments Vine forest spp. become more prevalent in the absence of fire. Northern half of bioregion.

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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