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Regional ecosystem details for 12.5.10

Regional ecosystem 12.5.10
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 8, 9, (7), (10), (4)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 26000 ha; Remnant 2021 16000 ha
Short description Eucalyptus latisinensis and/or Banksia aemula low open woodland on complex of remnant Tertiary surface and Tertiary sedimentary rocks
Structure code Low Open Woodland
Description Eucalyptus latisinensis and/or Banksia aemula low open woodland +/- Corymbia trachyphloia subsp. trachyphloia. Diverse understorey of heath species. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Tertiary sedimentary rocks. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 29a).
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), D11
Protected areas Burrum Coast NP, Bingera NP, Poona NP, Great Sandy NP, Littabella NP, Deepwater NP, Noosa NP, Bingera CP1, Bingera CP2
Special values 12.5.10: Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Acacia baueri subsp. baueri, Macrozamia pauli-guilielmi, Melaleuca cheelii. This ecosystem is known to provide suitable habitat for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus).
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Late summer to winter. INTENSITY: Moderate. INTERVAL: 8-15 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 8. INTERVAL_MAX: 15. STRATEGY: Aim for a burn mosaic of 40-60%. Do not re-light areas remaining unburnt after a planned burn. Burn in association with surrounding ecosystems. ISSUES: Often contains obligate seed regenerating species (e.g. Hakea actites, geebung Persoonia virgata and wedding bush Ricinocarpus pinifolius) and as such, the application of frequent fire may reduce species richness if the intervals between fire are not sufficient for plants to produce seed. Too frequent a fire frequency may result in a net loss of nutrients over time from an already nutrient poor system.

1 Estimated extent is from version 13.1 pre-clearing and 2021 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
14 May 2024