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Regional ecosystem details for 13.11.8

Regional ecosystem 13.11.8
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 3, 1, (11.32), (11.31)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 97000 ha; Remnant 2021 26000 ha
Short description Eucalyptus melliodora and/or Eucalyptus microcarpa/ E. moluccana woodland on metamorphics
Structure code Woodland
Description Woodland of Eucalyptus melliodora and/or Eucalyptus microcarpa/ E. moluccana. Other Eucalypts that are often present include E. albens, E. dealbata, E. crebra and E. melanophloia. Eucalyptus blakelyi can be an important component in the east. Understorey is generally grassy but a sparse to mid-dense shrub layer can also develop. Occurs on rolling hills, depressions and lower slopes around drainage lines. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 15a).

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
13.11.8a: Eucalyptus woollsiana or E. moluccana woodland in the west of the bioregion. Occurs on rolling hills, depressions and lower slopes around drainage lines. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 15a).
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 10d in part, Haselgrove and Cant (2009), 11d
Protected areas Sundown NP, Sundown RR
Special values 13.11.8: Habitat for Eucalyptus terrica, a species with a localised distribution.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Autumn/Winter (Apr-Aug). INTENSITY: Low. INTERVAL: 5-15 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 5. INTERVAL_MAX: 15. STRATEGY: Burn < 20% of stands in any year, burning patches each year whenever possible.
Comments 13.11.8: Occurs on footslopes and rolling hills often in association with Eucalyptus conica, E. microcarpa or E. moluccana, E. melliodora woodland on alluvial plains (13.3.4) and grades into the hill units dominated by various ironbarks and E. dealbata (13.11.3 and 13.11.4). It can be recognised on the basis of dominance by E. melliodora and E. microcarpa or E. moluccana but can also include a substantial proportion of E. albens, particularly in the south of the bioregion. Extensively cleared, primarily for pasture. Recruitment of canopy species is threatened by grazing.

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