Nature conservation

Threatened species

White Box - Yellow Box - Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland in the NSW North Coast, New England Tableland, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South, Sydney Basin, South Eastern Highlands, NSW South Western Slopes, South East Corner and Riverina Bioregions - South East Corner: Distribution and vegetation associations

Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Critically Endangered
Last updated: 03 Sep 2020

Distribution of the species within this region

The White Box - Yellow Box - Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland in the NSW North Coast, New England Tableland, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South, Sydney Basin, South Eastern Highlands, NSW South Western Slopes, South East Corner and Riverina Bioregions is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the South East Corner Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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South East Coastal Ranges Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the White Box - Yellow Box - Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland in the NSW North Coast, New England Tableland, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South, Sydney Basin, South Eastern Highlands, NSW South Western Slopes, South East Corner and Riverina Bioregions - South East Corner 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 - Yellow Box woodland of dry gorge slopes, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
    • Clarence Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Yellow Box - Grey Box grassy open forest in the Glenugie area of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
    • Hunter-Macleay Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Grey Box - Grey Gum - Rough-barked Apple - Blakely's Red Gum grassy open forest of the central Hunter
    • North-west Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Woodlands
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Black Cypress Pine shrub - grass woodland upper Hunter and northern Wollemi
      • Rough-barked Apple - Yellow Box grass/shrub footslope open forest, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Warrumbungle mountains Nandewar Box - Yellow Box shrub grass open forest, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • White Box - cypress pine - Silver-leaved Ironbark shrub grass open forest / woodland of the northern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
      • White Box - Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Blakely's Red Gum shrubby open forest of the central and upper Hunter
      • White Box - Silvertop Stringybark +/- White Cypress Pine grass shrub open forest of the southern Nandewar Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • White Box - White Cypress Pine shrub grass hills woodland in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
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    • Pilliga Outwash Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blakely's Red Gum riparian woodland of the Pilliga Outwash, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
    • Upper Riverina Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Apple Box - Nortons Box - Blakely's Red Gum valley flat moist grassy tall open forest in the southern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and adjoining South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - mixed box woodland on hills in the Cowra - Boorowa - Young region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Riparian Blakely's Red Gum - Broad-leaved Sally woodland - tea-tree - bottlebrush - wattle shrubland wetland of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Northern Tableland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Stringybark - Rough-barked Apple open forest of the Nandewar Bioregion and western New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - Blakely's Red Gum open forest of the Nandewar Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Rough-barked Apple - Blakely’s Red Gum open forest of the Nandewar Bioregion and western New England Tableland Bioregion
    • Southern Tableland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Red Stringybark - Blakely's Red Gum hillslope open forest on meta-sediments in the Yass - Boorowa - Crookwell region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
    • Western Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Red Box - Black Cypress Pine grass/shrub woodland on hills in the Upper Slopes sub-region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and western South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Dapper Mugga Ironbark - Western Grey Box - Blakely's Red Gum - Black Cypress Pine grass shrub hill woodland (southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion)
      • Rough-barked Apple - Blakely's Red Gum - Black Cypress Pine woodland on sandy flats, mainly in the Pilliga Scrub region
      • White Box - Tumbledown Red Gum - Long-leaved Box shrub/grass woodland on fine-grained sediments of the upper Macquarie River gorge, NSW central western slopes
      • White Box - White Cypress Pine - Silver-leaved Ironbark shrubby open forest of the Nandewar Bioregion
    • Yetman Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Forest Red Gum x Blakely's Red Gum - box woodland of the Yetman region, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
  • Grasslands
    • Temperate Montane Grasslands
      • Derived grassland of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
    • Western Slopes Grasslands
      • Bluegrass - Redleg Grass - Common Woodruff clay plain grassland of northern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Derived grassland of the NSW South Western Slopes
      • Derived grasslands of the Capertee Valley
      • Derived tall spear grass grassland on mainly basalt hills of the Liverpool Plains, Liverpool Range and in the upper Hunter Valley (Merriwa district), south-eastern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Derived tussock grassland of the central western plains and lower slopes of NSW
      • Derived Wire Grass grassland of the NSW Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
      • Plains grass; Purple wiregrass; Wallaby Grass grassland on basalt soils of the Merriwa plateau
      • Speargrass - Redleg Grass derived grassland on hills in the Jindera to Holbrook region, southern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Windmill Grass - Bluegrass derived grassland of the Moree plains of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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  • Grassy woodlands
    • Coastal Valley Grassy Woodlands
      • Grey Gum - Forest Red Gum - Yellow Box grassy tall open forest on mid-slopes of the Hunter Valley - North Coast escarpment
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Grey Box grassy woodland of the central and upper Hunter
      • White Box x Grey Box - red gum - Rough-barked Apple grassy woodland on rich soils on hills in the upper Hunter Valley
    • Floodplain Transition Woodlands
      • Yellow Box - River Red Gum tall grassy riverine woodland of NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and Riverina Bioregion
    • New England Grassy Woodlands
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box grassy open forest or woodland of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box grassy woodland of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Broad-leaved Stringybark - Yellow Box shrub/grass open forest of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Fuzzy Box open forest of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Ribbon Gum - Rough-barked Apple - Yellow Box grassy woodland of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Yellow Box - Apple Box - Rough-barked Apple shrub grass open forest mainly on southern slopes of the Liverpool Range, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Yellow Box +/- Nortons Box grassy woodland on basalt hills mainly on northern aspects of the Liverpool Range, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - Broad-leaved Stringybark shrubby open forest of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - Grey Box - Red Gum woodland of the central eastern parts of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - White Box - Silvertop Stringybark - Blakely's Red Gum grass shrub woodland mainly on the Liverpool Range, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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    • Southern Tableland Grassy Woodlands
      • Apple Box - Yellow Box dry grassy woodland of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box - Rough-barked Apple grassy woodland of the Capertee Valley, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum moist sedgey woodland on flats and drainage lines of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion and NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Candlebark - Blakely's Red Gum - Long-leaved Box grassy woodland in the Rye Park to Yass region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and South Eastern Highland Bioregion
      • Ribbon Gum - Yellow Box grassy woodland on undulating terrain of the eastern tablelands, South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - Blakely's Red Gum grassy woodland on the tablelands, South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Yellow Box grassy tall woodland on valley flats in the upper slopes of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Yellow Box grassy woodland of the northern Monaro and Upper Shoalhaven area, South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
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    • Tableland Clay Grassy Woodlands
      • Manna Gum - Rough-barked Apple - Yellow Box grassy woodland/open forest of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Ribbon Gum - Rough-barked Apple - Yellow Box grassy woodland/open forest of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
    • Western Slopes Grassy Woodlands
      • Apple Box - Blakely's Red Gum moist valley and footslopes grass-forb open forest of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - White Box - Yellow Box - Black Cypress Pine box grass/shrub woodland on clay loam soils on undulating hills of central NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - White Cypress Pine - Rough-barked Apple grassy open forest of drainage lines of the northern Nandewar Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - White Cypress Pine woodland on footslopes of hills in central part of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box grassy tall woodland of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box grassy tall woodland on flats and hills in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
      • Bluegrass - Spear Grass - Redleg Grass derived grasslands of the Nandewar Bioregion
      • Derived Kurrajong grassy open woodland / isolated trees in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
      • Derived Spear Grass - Slender Bamboo Grass mixed tussock grassland mainly of the northern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
      • Derived speargrass - wallaby grass - wire grass mixed forb grassland mainly in the Coonabarabran - Pilliga - Coolah region
      • Grey Box - Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box grassy open forest of the Nandewar Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Grey Box - grass tree - spinifex woodland on limestone hills of the western Hunter and Capertee Valleys, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Grey Box x White Box grassy open woodland on basalt hills in the Merriwa region, upper Hunter Valley
      • Herbaceous White Box - Apple Box valley woodland of the NSW central western slopes
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Forest Red Gum woodland on rocky slopes of the lower Burragorang Gorge, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Queensland Bluegrass - Redleg Grass - Rats Tail Grass - spear grass - panic grass derived grassland of the Nandewar Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Red Box - Blakely's Red Gum sedge woodland on colluvial clay drainage lines in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Red Stringybark - Blakely's Red Gum - tea tree herbaceous swampy valley open forest of the southern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Red Stringybark - Blakely's Red Gum +/- Long-leaved Box shrub/grass hill woodland of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Riparian Blakely's Red Gum - box - shrub - sedge - grass tall open forest of the central NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Rough-Barked Apple - red gum - Yellow Box woodland on alluvial clay to loam soils on valley flats in the northern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Rough-barked Apple - White Cypress Pine - Blakely's Red Gum riparian open forest / woodland of the Nandewar Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • White Box - Blakely's Red Gum - Long-leaved Box - Nortons Box - Red Stringybark grass-shrub woodland on shallow soils on hills in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box - Blakely's Red Gum shrub/grass woodland on metamorphic hillslopes in the mid-southern part of the upper slopes sub-region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box - Grey Gum - Kurrajong grassy woodland on slopes of the northern Capertee Valley, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • White Box - Narrow-leaved Ironbark grassy woodland of the Capertee Valley, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • White Box - Rough-barked Apple alluvial woodland of the NSW central western slopes including in the Mudgee region
      • White Box - White Cypress Pine - Silver-leaved Ironbark grassy woodland on mainly clay loam soils on hills mainly in the Nandewar Bioregion
      • White Box - White Cypress Pine - Western Grey Box shrub/grass/forb woodland in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box grass shrub hill woodland on clay to loam soils on volcanic and sedimentary hills in the southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • White Box grassy woodland in the upper slopes sub-region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box grassy woodland of the Nandewar Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • White Box grassy woodland on the Inverell basalts mainly in the Nandewar Bioregion
      • White Box grassy woodland to open woodland on basalt flats and rises in the Liverpool Plains sub-region, BBS Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - Blakely's Red Gum grassy woodland of the Nandewar Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - Rough-barked Apple grassy woodland of the upper Hunter and Liverpool Plains
      • Yellow Box - White Cypress Pine alluvial terrace flats grassy woodland in the Pilliga forests and surrounds, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Yellow Box grassy tall woodland on alluvium or parna loams and clays on flats in NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Yellow Box grassy woodland on basalt soils of the upper Hunter
      • Yellow Box grassy woodland on lower hillslopes and valley flats in the southern NSW Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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