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Brogo Wet Vine Forest in the South East Corner Bioregion - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Brogo Wet Vine Forest 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


Brogo Wet Vine Forest is a tall forest with a sparse small tree layer, open shrub layer and grassy ground layer. Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) and Rough-barked Apple (Angophora floribunda) are the dominant tree species. The small tree layer is made up of one or more of Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus), Sweet Pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum), Hickory Wattle (Acacia implexa) and occasionally Port Jackson Fig (Ficus rubiginosa). The shrub layer is diverse and may include Cassinia trinerva, Tree Violet (Hymenanthera dentata), Coffee Bush (Breynia oblongifolia) and Blackthorn (Bursaria spinosa). The groundlayer is dominated by the grasses Weeping Grass (Microlaena stipoides), Creeping Beard Grass (Oplismenus imbecillis) and Forest Hedgehog Grass (Echinopogon ovatus), the herbs Kidney Weed (Dichondra repens), Stinking Pennywort (Hydrocotyle laxiflora), Large Tick-trefoil (Desmodium brachypodum), Stellaria flaccida and Glycine clandestina, and the ferns, Cheilanthes sieberi and Sickle Fern (Pellaea falcata). The grass species Hillside Burrgrass (Cenchrus caliculatus) is almost exclusively associated with this community in the Bega Valley region and is moderately common. This community is distinguished from other communities in the south east forests of NSW by the dominance of Forest Red Gum and the abundance of shrubs and vines.


The Scientific Committee determination states that the Brogo Wet Vine Forest is confined to the Bega Valley area on the far south coast of NSW. It is found on the margins of the valley between Myrtle Mountain, Tantawangalo and Brogo, from Brogo to Cobargo and on a few hills within the valley, including the Meringola Peak area. However there is also some possibility of occurrence in Eurobodalla Shire, such as around Tilba Tilba, and possibly a few small instances further north.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs mostly on steep, north-facing slopes on granites.
  • Large outcrops of granite are common throughout occurrences of the community.
  • A naturally restricted community, because it has specific requirements for its development.
  • The majority of the remnants are found on private land.
  • About half of the estimated original extent of this community has been cleared for agriculture.

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 CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known None