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Regional ecosystem details for 13.11.7

Regional ecosystem 13.11.7
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 3, 1
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 500 ha; Remnant 2017 300 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Low microphyll vine forest on metamorphics
Structure category Dense
Description Low microphyll rainforest. Occurs in rugged gorges Mesozoic to Proterozoic moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. (BVG1M: 7a)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
13.11.7a: Low microphyll rainforest. (BVG1M: 7a)
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 12a,Haselgrove and Cant (2009) 11j, 11k
Protected areas Sundown NP, Sundown RR
Special values Habitat of threatened plant species including Cadellia pentastylis. Western extent of rainforest species such as Dendrocnide excelsa and Melicytus dentatus.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Spring through to Autumn (most storms typically occur Spring and Summer). INTERVAL: 50-100 years. STRATEGY: Fire protected environment. Exclude prescribed burns. ISSUES: Prescribed burns should not be undertaken. Do not exclude a natural/storm burn if every 50-100 years.
Comments 13.11.7: Threatening processes include high total grazing pressure and wildfire. Rare regional ecosystem. 13.11.7a: Occurs as small patches south of Warwick.

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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