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rainforest, scrubs
semi-evergreen rainforest on coastal dunes
seasonally very dry rainforest
semi-evergreen rainforest
lowland/lower slopes wetter vine forest; +/- Black Bean
evergreen rainforest
Eucalypt dominated
open cliffs
Poplar Gum woodland on plains and slopes
riverine open forest on coastal plains
Ironbark only woodland
Eucalypt hilly woodland
Eucalypt coastal ranges open forest
She-oak/Turpentine uplands open forest
tall highland Eucalypt open forest
riverine woodland on inland plains
Box (E. persistens) woodland
Red Bloodwood woodland
Reid River Box inland plains woodland
Queensland Yellowjacket woodlands
Miscellaneous Eucalypts
Acacia dominated
Brigalow, Belah forest (no ecosystems here)
Gidgee/Blackwood woodland
Lancewood/Bendee woodland
grassland (+/- very open woodland)
grassland and very open woodland
wetlands or Melaleuca dominated
wetlands and fringing woodlands
Melaleuca low woodland
coastal seasonally inundated lowland Melaleuca open woodland
shrubland and heathland
low woodlands and heathlands
coastal communities
Mangroves and saltmarshes
Sand blows, rock pavements, sand islands
coastal dune dry woodlands (+/- grassy)
not sure
not sure

Regional Ecosystems mapped onto Townsville's Broad Ecosystems.

 

Townsville Region Broad Ecosystems, the most useful comprehensive regional overview for communicating with the community, business and enthusiasts. At this time limited to the Townsville 1:250,000 map sheet. Based on data from the Queensland Herbarium

 

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1 rainforest, scrubs

36 seasonally very dry rainforest legend

dry deciduous evergreen (semi-evergreen) to deciduous microphyll semi-open to open thicket +/- closed +/- deciduous mid-high or Hoop Pine emergents +/- vines and seasonally dry to very dry

EIU C 9.5.2 Dry vine forest on deep red earths on Tertiary sandstone plateaus

9.5.2 C near level sands 1 36

LANDFORM flat; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket; GEOLOGY SOIL TQr

EIU 9.8.7 Dry vine forest on rocky basalt outcrop

9.8.7 basalt plains 1 36

LANDFORM Great Basalt Wall; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket with many codominant spp, many vines and no stratification. Includes Gyrocarpus americana, Brachychiton australis, Pleiogynium timorense. Closed forest on creeks and around springs with Alstonia scholaris, Terminalia sericocarpa, Nauclea orientalis, Ficus racemosa and F. virens; GEOLOGY SOIL TBF

EIU 9.10.1 Eucalypt and/or paperbark woodlands on sands, earths and skeletal soils and sandstone

9.10.1x7 sandstone ranges 1 36

LANDFORM steep slopes; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket with Gyrocarpus americanus, Brachychiton australis, Pleiogynium timorense, Macropteranthes leiocaulis, etc. +/- Eucalyptus persistens of steep scree slopes; NOTES See Mingela Bluff spp list - R. Cumming 1989, (or 9.12.8x if different landzone is acceptable); GEOLOGY SOIL CoF

EIU 9.11.2 Narrow-leaved ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra) and ghost gum (Corymbia dallachiana) woodland on shallow texture contrast soils of low hills and lowland

9.11.2x6 Metamorphosed ranges 1 36

LANDFORM hills; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Woodland with Eucalyptus drepanophylla, E. tessellaris, E. clarksoniana and vine thicket spp; GEOLOGY SOIL BF - Limestone

EIU 9.11.7 Poplar gum (Eucalyptus platyphylla) woodland on texture contrast soils of lowlands

9.11.7x3 Metamorphosed ranges 1 36

LANDFORM hills; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Woodland with Eucalyptus drepanophylla, E. platyphylla, Pleiogynium timorense and vine thicket spp; NOTES Same as 381 BBN; GEOLOGY SOIL Dd

EIU C 9.11.8 Dry vine forest and associated woodland on rock outcrop and shallow loams on limestones

9.11.8x C Metamorphosed ranges 1 36

LANDFORM rocky - und to steep slopes; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket; GEOLOGY SOIL BF. Limestone

EIU C 9.11.9 Dry vine forest on dolerite

9.11.9x Metamorphosed ranges 1 36

LANDFORM hillslope; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Open vine scrub with Acacia aff aulacocarpa (A. disparrima ssp calidestris ms) and vine thicket spp; GEOLOGY SOIL Ddj/q

EIU 9.12.2 Ironbark (Eucalyptus granitica), white mahogany (Eucalyptus acmenoides) and lemon scented gum (Corymbia citriodora) open forest on shallow soils of hills and ranges

9.12.2x8 ~ C Granite and acid volcanic ranges 1 36

LANDFORM hilly; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Open to very open woodland with Eucalyptus leichhardtii, E. lamprophylla, Araucaria cunninghamii, Pleiogynium timorense, Cochlospermum gillivraei and Lophostemon grandiflorus. Midstratum open +/- Acacia leptostachya. Ground stratum with Triodia sp; GEOLOGY SOIL CRGC, SCG, KG

EIU 9.12.8 Dry vine forest on igneous outcrops

9.12.8 ~ C Granite and acid volcanic ranges 1 36

LANDFORM steep slopes; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket+/- Araucaria cunninghamii; GEOLOGY SOIL mostly JV, CRGC, SpCG, Cpir, MG

BBN 11.11.5 Microphyll vine forest Araucaria cunninghamii on old sedimentary rocks with varying degrees of metamorphism and folding

11.11.5 Metamorphosed ranges 1 36

LANDFORM rocky slopes; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket; NOTES This RE is not recorded in BBN province1; GEOLOGY SOIL BF - limestone

BBN 11.12.4 Semi-evergreen vine thicket and microphyll vine forest on igneous rocks

11.12.4 Granite and acid volcanic ranges 1 36

LANDFORM steep slopes on hills on coastal plain, Mt Stuart, Mt Elliot, Mt Norman; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket +/- Araucaria cunninghamii; GEOLOGY SOIL JV, granites

11.12.4x3 Granite and acid volcanic ranges 1 36

LANDFORM Mt Stuart; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Semi-evergreen vine thicket with open patches, with Acacia fasciculifera, Albizia thozetiana, Pleiogynium timorense and various others. Midstratum with Acalypha eremorum and Grewia scabrella; GEOLOGY SOIL JV

BBN C 11.12.16 Acacia spp. low woodland on igneous rocks. Coastal hills

11.12.16a Granite and acid volcanic ranges 1 36

LANDFORM hilly; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Mixed sclerophyll / mesophyll woodland with Eucalyptus drepanophylla, Lophostemon grandiflorus, Cochlospermum gillivraei, Canarium australianum, vine thicket spp +/- E. acmenoides +/- E. tessellaris; GEOLOGY SOIL rhyolite, granite

11.12.16b Granite and acid volcanic ranges 1 36

LANDFORM hilly; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Open semi-evergreen vine scrub with Lophostemon grandiflorus and/or L. confertus and/or L. confertus x grandiflorus, Cochlospermum gillivraei and various vine thicket spp; GEOLOGY SOIL JV

11.12.16x5 Granite and acid volcanic ranges 1 36

LANDFORM rocky slopes and headlands; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Grassland with scattered shrubs or trees or very open shrubland / low woodland with Triodia stenostachya, Heteropogon contortus, H. triticeus, Cymbopogon bombycinus, C. ambiguus +/- Cochlospermum gillivraei +/- Araucaria cunninghamii +/- Eucalyptus dallachiana +/- E. tessellaris; GEOLOGY SOIL MIG

 

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