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Regional ecosystem details for 13.12.6

Regional ecosystem 13.12.6
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 1, (3), (2)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 5000 ha; Remnant 2017 4000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Shrubland and/or heath with areas of bare/lichen covered rocks +/- emergent Eucalypts on igneous rocks
Structure category Sparse
Description Shrubland and/or heath to areas of bare/lichen covered rocks +/- emergent Eucalyptus prava, E. andrewsii, E. youmanii and E. codonocarpa. Occurs on rock pavements on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 29b)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
13.12.6a: Eucalyptus codonocarpa mallee woodland to tall open shrubland to woodland Occurs on rock pavements on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 29b)
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 30, Sparshott (2009), 16 and 17 in part, 18, 19, 20, 21, Haselgrove and Cant (2009), 12a in part, 12c
Protected areas Girraween NP, Sundown NP
Special values Habitat for threatened plant species including Boronia granitica, B. repanda, B. amabilis, Homoranthus papillatus, Phebalium whitei. 13.12.6a: Habitat for threatened plant species including Boronia granitica, B. repanda, B. amabilis, Homoranthus papillatus, Phebalium whitei. Habitat for Eucalyptus codonocarpa, a restricted endemic species, limited to a few sites in high country around Queensland-New South Wales border.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Autumn/Winter (Apr-Aug). INTENSITY: Low-moderate. INTERVAL: 10-30 years. STRATEGY: Burn < 20% of stands in any year, burning patches each year whenever possible. ISSUES: Contains a host of threatened species, the life cycles of some are yet to be determined. Burn in Autumn/Winter or just before rain (35 % annual rainfall, on average, in this bioregion falls in winter).

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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