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Regional ecosystem details for 3.12.12

Regional ecosystem 3.12.12
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Short description Corymbia nesophila +/- Eucalyptus crebra woodland on wet coastal granitic hills
Structure category Sparse
Description [Not in RE version 11]²: This regional ecosystem is now mapped as 3.12.40. Corymbia nesophila (Melville Island bloodwood) dominates the sparse canopy (22-28m tall). E. crebra (narrow-leaved ironbark) is often present as a subdominant canopy tree. A number of other Eucalyptus spp. or Corymbia spp. may form minor components of the canopy. Eucalyptus brassiana (Cape York red gum) occurs as a codominant canopy species at a number of sites. The very sparse sub-canopy tree layer (4-8m tall) is dominated by C. nesophila, Acacia flavescens (powder puff wattle), Lophostemon suaveolens (swamp mahogany) and Grevillea glauca (bushman's clothes peg). The shrub layer (0.5-2.5m tall) is very sparse. Acacia flavescens, Erythrophleum chlorostachys (Cooktown ironwood), C. nesophila and Persoonia falcata (geebung) are the most frequently encountered species. The ground layer varies from sparse to sparse to mid-dense. The dominant grasses are Themeda triandra (kangaroo grass), Eriachne pallescens (wanderrie grass), Aristida spp. (three-awned speargrass) and Heteropogon triticeus (giant speargrass). Common forbs include Spermacoce spp., Cyanthillium cinereum and Flemingia parviflora (flemingia). Mainly occurs on granitic hills. (BVG1M: 14c)
Supplementary description Neldner and Clarkson (in prep), 82
Comments South-east of bioregion.

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.

2 Superseded: Revision of the regional ecosystem classification removed this regional ecosystem code from use. It is included in the regional ecosystem description database because the RE code may appear in older versions of RE mapping and the Vegetation Management regulation.

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Last updated
16 April 2019
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