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Threatened species

Stuttering Frog - South Eastern Highlands: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Mixophyes balbus
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Last updated: 04 Jun 2018

Distribution of the species within this region

The Stuttering Frog is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the South Eastern Highlands Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Bathurst Predicted None
Bungonia Known None
Capertee Uplands Predicted None
Kanangra Predicted None
Kybeyan-Gourock Predicted None
Oberon Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Stuttering Frog - South Eastern Highlands is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrub/grass sub-formation)
    • Central Gorge Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Forest Red Gum - Narrow-leaved Ironbark open forest of the southern Blue Mountains gorges, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Forest Red Gum - Yellow Box woodland of dry gorge slopes, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Grey Gum - Blue-leaved Stringybark open forest on gorge slopes, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion and north east South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Grey Gum - Broad-leaved Ironbark dry open forest on gorge slopes of the Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Grey Gum - Thin-leaved Stringybark grassy woodland of the southern Blue Mountains gorges, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Grey Gum shrubby open forest on gorge slopes of the Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
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    • New England Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Mountain Ribbon Gum - Messmate - Broad-leaved Stringybark open forest on granitic soils of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Peppermint - Forest Ribbon Gum grassy open forest of the New England Tablelands
      • New England Blackbutt grassy open forest of the eastern New England Tableland Bioregion
    • Northern Gorge Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Thin-leaved Stringybark - Grey Gum - Broad-leaved Apple shrub - grass tall open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
    • Upper Riverina Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Red Box - Grey Gum - stringybark woodland on talus slopes of the western Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Northern Escarpment Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • New England Blackbutt - Diehard Stringybark dry open forest of the escarpment ranges of the eastern New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Diehard Stringybark shrubby open forest on the Northern Tablelands escarpment and Barrington Tops
    • Northern Tableland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Stringybark shrubby open forest of the north east parts of the New England Tableland Bioregion
    • South Coast Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Mountain Grey Gum - Yellow Stringybark moist shrubby open forest in gullies of the coastal ranges, northern South East Corner Bioregion
      • Mountain Grey Gum ferny tall moist forest on coastal ranges, southern South East Corner Bioregion
      • Sydney Peppermint - Spotted Gum - Lilly Pilly wet forest in gullies of the coastal foothills, northern South East Corner Bioregion and southern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Yellow Stringybark - Mountain Grey Gum moist shrubby open forest on coastal ranges, southern South East Corner Bioregion
    • South East Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Red Bloodwood - Hard-leaved Scribbly Gum - Silvertop Ash heathy open forest on sandstone plateaux of the lower Shoalhaven Valley, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Silvertop Ash - Blue-leaved Stringybark shrubby open forest on ridges, north east South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
    • Southern Tableland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Apple Box - Broad-leaved Peppermint dry open forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Inland Scribbly Gum - Brittle Gum low woodland of the eastern tablelands, South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
    • Sydney Coastal Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Coastal sandstone gully forest
      • Coastal sandstone riparian forest
      • Red Bloodwood - Smooth-barked Apple - Scribbly Gum - Old Man Banksia heathy woodland on sandstone ranges of the Central Coast
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Red Bloodwood - Sydney Peppermint heathy open forest on slopes of dry sandstone gullies of western and southern Sydney, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Sydney Peppermint - Turpentine heathy open forest on plateaux areas of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Turpentine - Sydney Peppermint heathy woodland on sandstone ranges of the Central Coast
      • Southern Sydney sheltered forest
      • Sydney hinterland exposed sandstone woodland
      • Sydney Peppermint - White Stringybark - Smooth-barked Apple forest on shale outcrops, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Sydney South exposed sandstone woodland
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    • Sydney Hinterland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Red Bloodwood - Grey Gum woodland on the edges of the Cumberland Plain, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Red Bloodwood - Sydney Peppermint - Blue-leaved Stringybark heathy forest of the southern Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Sydney hinterland Apple-Blackbutt gully forest
      • Sydney Peppermint - Grey Gum shrubby open forest of the western Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Turpentine - Smooth-barked Apple - Broad-leaved Mahogany shrubby open forest on sandstone ranges of the Central Coast
      • Yellow Bloodwood - ironbark shrubby woodland of the dry hinterland of the Central Coast, Sydney Basin Bioregion
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    • Sydney Montane Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Narrow-leaved Peppermint - Silvertop Ash - Mountain Grey Gum shrubby open forest of the upper Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Sydney Sand Flats Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Coast Banksia scrub on sand in the Elderslie area, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Grey Gum - Hard-leaved Scribbly Gum woodland of the Coxs River Valley, Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Western Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Inland Scribbly Gum - Grey Gum - Narrow-leaved Ironbark shrubby open forest on hills of western Capertee Valley, Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Forested wetlands
    • Coastal Floodplain Wetlands
      • Hinterland riverflat eucalypt forest
      • Rough-barked Apple - red gum grassy woodland of the MacDonald River Valley on the Central Coast, Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Eastern Riverine Forests
      • Coastal sandstone riparian scrub
      • River Oak forest and woodland wetland of the NSW South Western Slopes and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • River Oak open forest of major streams, Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
      • Sandstone cliff-face soak
  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Coastal Freshwater Lagoons
      • Coastal freshwater swamps of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Coastal Heath Swamps
      • Banksia oblongifolia-Hakea teretifolia/Leptocarpus tenax-Lepyrodia scariosa wet heath on sandstone ranges of the Central Coast
      • Needlebush - banksia wet heath on sandstone plateaux of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Grassy woodlands
    • New England Grassy Woodlands
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Tussock Grass grassy open forest of the Northern Tablelands escarpment and Barrington Tops
    • Southern Tableland Grassy Woodlands
      • Apple Box - Chalker's Wattle woodland on limestone slopes near Wombeyan Caves, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box - Rough-barked Apple grassy woodland of the Capertee Valley, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Broad-leaved Peppermint - Ribbon Gum grassy open forest in the north east of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
    • Tableland Clay Grassy Woodlands
      • Black Sallee grassy woodland of the Barrington plateau
      • Snow Gum - Black Sallee shrub - grass open forest of the Barrington plateau
    • Western Slopes Grassy Woodlands
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Forest Red Gum woodland on rocky slopes of the lower Burragorang Gorge, Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Heathlands
    • Sydney Coastal Heaths
      • Coastal sandstone Heath-Mallee
      • Dwarf Apple - Scribbly Gum heathy low woodland on sandstone ranges of the Central Coast
    • Sydney Montane Heaths
      • Allocasuarina nana heathland at Genowlan Point, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Blue Mountains Mallee Ash - Dwarf Casuarina heath of the upper Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Rainforests
    • Cool Temperate Rainforests
      • Antarctic Beech - Black Olive Berry - Sassafras cool temperate rainforest in high altitude areas of the Barrington Tops
      • Antarctic Beech - Sassafras cool temperate rainforest in high altitude areas of the Barrington Tops
      • Black Olive Berry - Black Sassafras cool temperate rainforest in high altitude areas of the Barrington Tops and New England Tablelands
      • Black Olive Berry - Rough Possumwood cool temperate rainforest of eastern New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Plumwood - Soft Tree-fern cool temperate rainforest on cool, moist slopes and gullies of the escarpment ranges, South East Corner Bioregion
    • Dry Rainforests
      • Black Bean - Weeping Lilly Pilly riparian rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Brown Myrtle - Lilly Pilly dry rainforest on ranges of the Central and lower North Coast
      • Grey Myrtle - Grey Gum gully dry rainforest on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Grey Myrtle - Lilly Pilly dry rainforest in dry gullies of the Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
      • Grey Myrtle sheltered gully dry rainforest in gullies of the Sydney Basin
      • Hinterland dry rainforest
      • Hoop Pine - Yellow Tulipwood dry rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Sandpaper Fig - Whalebone Tree warm temperate rainforest
      • Shatterwood - Giant Stinging Tree - Yellow Tulipwood dry rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Whalebone Tree - Native Quince dry subtropical rainforest on dry fertile slopes, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion
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    • Littoral Rainforests
      • Coastal escarpment littoral rainforest
      • Coastal headland littoral thicket
    • Northern Warm Temperate Rainforests
      • Bangalow Palm - Coachwood - Sassafras gully warm temperate rainforest of the Central Coast
      • Coachwood - Lilly Pilly warm temperate rainforest in moist sandstone gullies, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Coachwood - Soft Corkwood - Crabapple warm temperate rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Coastal sandstone gallery rainforest
      • Coastal warm temperate rainforest
      • Jackwood - Lilly Pilly - Sassafras riparian warm temperate rainforest of the Central Coast.
      • Lilly Pilly - Coachwood gully warm temperate rainforest on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Lilly Pilly - Grey Myrtle - Rasp Fern warm temperate rainforest on ranges of the Central and lower North Coast
      • Lilly Pilly - Sandpaper Fig - Prickly-leaved Tea Tree warm temperate rainforest of the Central Coast and lower Hunter Valley
      • Sassafras - Crabapple - Soft Corkwood warm temperate rainforest of the North Coast
      • Sassafras - Grey Possumwood warm temperate rainforest of the New England escarpment
      • Sassafras - Prickly Ash - Lilly Pilly warm temperate rainforest on ranges of the Barrington Tops and lower North Coast
      • Sassafras warm temperate rainforest on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Weeping Lilly Pilly - Water Gum riparian warm temperate rainforest of the lower North Coast
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    • Southern Warm Temperate Rainforests
      • Coachwood - Brown Possumwood warm temperate rainforest in sheltered gullies of the Illawarra Escarpment, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Lilly Pilly - Sassafras warm temperate rainforest in moist sheltered gullies, Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
      • Lilly Pilly - Sweet Pittosporum - Rough Tree-fern warm temperate rainforest in steep sheltered gullies, southern South East Corner Bioregion
      • Sassafras - Blackwood - Lilly Pilly temperate rainforest of the Robertson area, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Sassafras - Blackwood - Lilly Pilly temperate rainforest on basalt soils in the Robertson area, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Subtropical Rainforests
      • Black Booyong - Brown Beech - Soft Corkwood - Rosewood Subtropical Rainforest on the escarpment of the lower North Coast
      • Black Booyong - Giant Stinging Tree - Rosewood - Moreton Bay Fig lowland subtropical rainforest of the lower North Coast
      • Giant Stinging Tree - Sandpaper Fig dry subtropical rainforest at Mt Yengo
      • Illawarra Escarpment subtropical rainforest
      • Rosewood - Brown Beech sub-tropical rainforest on ranges of the lower North Coast and Barrington Tops
      • Soft Corkwood - Yellow Carabeen - Cryptocarya spp. subtropical rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • White Booyong - Fig subtropical rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
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  • Wet sclerophyll forests (grassy sub-formation)
    • Northern Hinterland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blackbutt - Rough-barked Apple - Turpentine - ferny tall open forest of the Central Coast
      • Blackbutt - Tallowwood dry grassy open forest of the central parts NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Brush Box tall moist forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Central Coast Escarpment moist forest
      • O'Hares Creek shale forest
      • Pink Bloodwood - Thin-leaved Stringybark - Grey Ironbark shrub - grass open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
      • Rough-barked Apple - Grey Gum grassy open forest of the hinterland hills of the Central Coast, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Small-fruited Grey Gum - Turpentine - Tallowwood moist open forest on foothills of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Small-fruited Grey Gum - Kangaroo Grass grassy tall open forest on foothills of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Smooth-barked Apple - Blackbutt grass tall open forest of the Central and lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Spotted Gum - Grey Gum grassy tall open forest of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood dry grassy forest of the far northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Turpentine - Rough-barked Apple - Mountain Blue Gum shrubby open forest on ranges of the Sydney Basin
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    • Northern Tableland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Dorrigo White Gum open forest of the escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Messmate - Silvertop Stringybark - Tussock Grass shrub - grass open forest of western Barrington Tops
      • Mountain Gum - Messmate - Snow Gum grassy open forest of the New England Tablelands
      • Mountain Ribbon Gum - Messmate open forest of escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Round-leaved Gum tall open forest of the eastern New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Messmate - Sydney Blue Gum moist shrub-grass tall open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Tallowwood open forest of the escarpment ranges of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Snow Gum - Mountain Gum grassy open forest on the Barrington plateau
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Silvertop Stringybark grassy open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
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    • Southern Lowland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Coast Grey Box - Mountain Grey Gum - stringybark moist shrubby open forest in coastal gullies, southern South East Corner Bioregion
      • Pittwater Spotted Gum forest
    • Southern Tableland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Deane's Gum - Mountain Grey Gum - Turpentine tall moist forest on shale, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Mountain Gum - Manna Gum open forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Peppermint - Mountain Gum - Brown Barrel moist open forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Ribbon Gum - Narrow-leaved Peppermint grassy open forest on basalt plateaux, Sydney Basin Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • White Stringybark - Grey Gum grassy forest on shale caps of the Woronora Plateau, Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Wet sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • North Coast Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blackbutt - Narrow-leaved White Mahogany shrubby tall open forest of coastal ranges, northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Tallowwood tall moist forest of the far north east of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Turpentine - Sydney Blue Gum mesic tall open forest on ranges of the Central Coast
      • Blackbutt tall moist forest of the coastal ranges of the central and southern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blue Gum high forest
      • Brush Box - Tallowwood shrubby moist forest of the escarpment ranges of central NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Coastal enriched sandstone moist forest
      • Coastal flats tall moist forest
      • Coastal sand littoral forest
      • Dunn's White Gum tall open forest of the ranges of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Flooded Gum - Brush Box - Tallowwood mesic tall open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
      • Grey Myrtle - Mountain Blue Gum - Rough-barked Apple ferny tall open forest in sandstone gullies of the Sydney Basin
      • Illawarra Escarpment Bangalay-Banksia forest
      • Illawarra Escarpment Blackbutt forest
      • Illawarra Escarpment Blue Gum wet forest
      • Large-fruited Grey Gum - White Mahogany shrub - grass open forest on the slopes of Barrington Tops and lower North Coast
      • Messmate - Forest Ribbon Gum - New England Blackbutt shrub - grass tall open forest of Barrington Tops and Northern Tablelands escarpment
      • Pink Bloodwood - Tallowwood moist open forest of the far northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Turpentine - Blackbutt open forest on ranges of the Central Coast
      • Spotted Gum - Brush Box moist forest of ranges of the southern Clarence Valley of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Spotted Gum - Grey Ironbark shrubby open forest of the Richmond Range of the NSW North Coast
      • Steel Box shrubby open forest of the ranges of the northern NSW North Coast
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Deane's Gum - River Peppermint shrubby riparian tall forest of the lower Colo River, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Lilly Pilly mesic tall open forest of coastal ranges and tablelands escarpment
      • Sydney Blue Gum – New England Blackbutt - Whitetop Box moist shrub – grass tall open forest of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Brush Box - Sydney Blue Gum moist shrubby forest of the southern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Tallowwood - Brush Box - Sydney Blue Gum moist shrubby tall open forest on foothills of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Brush Box moist open forest of the coastal ranges of the central NSW North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Narrow-leaved White Mahogany - Spotted Gum moist open forest in the Washpool area of the NSW North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Narrow-leaved White Mahogany open forest of the hinterland ranges of the North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Sydney Blue Gum moist open forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Tallowwood - Sydney Blue Gum shrub - grass tall open forest on ranges of lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Turpentine moist open forest of the ranges of the Nymboida area of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Turpentine - Grey Myrtle forest of sheltered sandstone gullies of the Central Coast hinterland, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Turpentine - Smooth-barked Apple moist shrubby forest of the lower Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Turpentine moist open forest of the coastal hills and ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • White Mahogany - Turpentine moist shrubby tall open forest
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    • Northern Escarpment Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Brown Barrel - gum moist open forest of the escarpment ranges of NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Brush Box - Tallowwood shrubby open forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Brush Box - Tallowwood tall moist forest in the Washpool area of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Messmate - Die-hard Stringybark semi-mesic ferny tall open forest of Barrington Tops
      • Messmate grassy tall open forest on Barrington and Northern Tablelands escarpment
      • Messmate open forest of the tableland edge of the NSW North Coast Bioregionand New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Mountain Gum - Brown Barrel - Snow Gum shrub - grass tall open forest of northern Barrington Tops
      • New England Blackbutt - Forest Ribbon Gum grassy tall open forest of the Northern Tablelands escarpment
      • New England Blackbutt - Messmate open forest of eastern parts of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Round-leaved Gum - Messmate open forest of the eastern edge of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Tallowwood moist shrubby forest of the escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Tallowwood semi-mesic tall open forest at intermediate altitudes of lower North Coast
      • New England Blackbutt tall moist forest of the escarpment ranges of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Round-leaved Gum open forest of the tableland edge of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Tallowwood - Soft Corkwood moist forest of the escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Tallowwood semi-mesic tall open forest at intermediate altitudes of the lower North Coast
      • Sydney Blue Gum open forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
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    • Southern Escarpment Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blaxland's Stringybark - Blue Mountains Ash - Blackwood moist open forest on basalt caps of the Blue Mountains, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Brown Barrel - Mountain Grey Gum tall moist forest on basalts of the Southern Highlands Bioregion and Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Gully Gum - Sydney Peppermint - Yellow Stringybark moist open forest of coastal escarpments, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Peppermint - Mountain Gum - Brown Barrel moist open forest on high altitude ranges, northern South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Peppermint - Sydney Peppermint - Brown Barrel tall fern forest in the Southern Highlands, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Peppermint - Sydney Peppermint - Gully Gum open forest/woodland in the Southern Highlands, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • River Peppermint - Narrow-leaved Peppermint open forest on sheltered escarpment slopes, Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
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