Southern Lowland Wet Sclerophyll Forests

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Description under review. Combines 76. Mid south coast wet sclerophyll forests Structure Tall dense eucalypt forests with straight-boled trees over 30m tall. Understorey includes an open stratum of tall mesophyllous shrubs, occasional vines and a continuous herbaceous groundcover Trees Corymbia maculata, Eucalyptus pilularis, Syncarpia glomulifera, Eucalyptus saligna/botryoides, E. scias ssp. callimastha, E. agglomerata, E. paniculata ssp. paniculata Shrubs and vines Synoum glandulosum, Elaeocarpus reticulatus, Notelaea longifolia, Acacia mabelliae, Macrozamia communis, Breynia oblongifolia, Hibbertia aspera, Leucopogon lanceolatus, Persoonia linearis, Acacia obtusifolia, Zieria arborescens ssp. arborescens, Tristaniopsis collina, Smilax glyciphylla, Cissus hypoglauca, Eustrephus latifolius, Tylophora barbata Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes Gahnia melanocarpa, Lomandra longifolia, Pteridium esculentum, Schelhammera undulata, Entolasia stricta, Dianella caerulea var. caerulea, Lepidosperma laterale, L. urophorum, Habitat Sheltered slopes in coastal foothills mostly below 250m elevation on moderately fertile soils derived from low-quartz sedimentary substrates Distribution Coastal foothills Kangaroo valley to Moruya, only found in NSW. Notes Species-rich assemblages, relatively consistent in composition, grading into South coast semi-mesic forests with decreasing moisture availability and Far south coast wet sclerophyll forests with increasing latitude. Sources Thomas et al. (2000) with 24. South coast semi-mesic forests Structure Open to semi-dense eucalypt forests up to 30m tall with a non-sclerophyllous shrub stratum and prominent grassy groundcover Trees Corymbia maculata, Eucalyptus paniculata ssp. paniculata, E. longifolia, E. globoidea, Corymbia gummifera Shrubs and vines Macrozamia communis, Hibbertia aspera, Ozothamnus diosmifolius, O. ferrugineus, O. argophyllus, Notelaea venosa, Platysace lanceolata, Persoonia linearis, Leucopogon lanceolatus, Allocasuarina littoralis, Hardenbergia violacea, Eustrephus latifolius Forbs, graminoids and pteridophytes Entolasia stricta, Imperata cylindrica, Lepidosperma laterale, L. urophorum, Microlaena stipoides var. stipoides, Desmodium varians, Pratia purpurascens, Dianella caerulea var. caerulea, Glycine clandestina, Lomandra longifolia, Schelhammera undulata Habitat Undulating ridges and slopes in coastal foothills mainly on low-quartz metasediments <300m elevation Distribution Coastal foothills in the Nowra-Bega district, unique to the south coast of NSW. Notes A diverse but compositionally consistent group of assemblages having affinities with Mid south coast wet sclerophyll forests, which co-occur in more mesic parts of the landscape. Sources Keith & Bedward (1999); Thomas et al. (2000)

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