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Dry Rainforest of the South East Forests in the South East Corner Bioregion - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Dry Rainforest of the South East Forests in the South East Corner Bioregion
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 17 Nov 2000
Profile last updated: 30 Aug 2021


Dry Rainforest of the South East Forests is dominated by Port Jackson Fig Ficus rubiginosa which forms a dense canopy to about 10 m tall. Sweet Pittosporum Pittosporum unudulatum, Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus and a scattered emergent tree layer of Coast Grey Box Eucalyptus bosistoana and Forest Red Gum E. tereticornis also occur occasionally. Less common tree species are Native Rambutan Alectryon subcinereus and Giant Stinging Tree Dendrocnide excelsa. A sparse shrub layer may include Tree Violet Hymenanthera dentatum and Mock Olive Notelea venosa. The groundlayer is also sparse and includes Plectranthus graveolans, Sigesbeckia orientalis, Pellaea falcata, and the grass, Oplismenus imbecillis.


Dry Rainforest of the South East Forests is found on the margins of the Bega Valley between Myrtle Mountain, Tantawangolo and Brogo, from Brogo to Cobargo and some hills within the Bega Valley. A small stand may also occur in the Araluen Valley.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in small patches, mostly less than 10 hectares in extent.
  • Occurs on steep, north-facing slopes on granodiorite.
  • Commonly associated with extensive outcropping of granites where Port Jackson Figs are more likely to become established.
  • Commonly associated with Brogo Wet Vine Forest, but also occurs independently at the heads of north-facing gullies.
  • A naturally restricted community that is likely to have been limited in extent prior to the settlement of the Bega Valley Region by Europeans.
  • Port Jackson Fig is at the southern limit of its geographical distribution within the community.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South East CornerBateman Known None
South East CornerEast Gippsland Lowlands Predicted None
South East CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known None