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White Gum Moist Forest in the NSW North Coast Bioregion - profile

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Scientific name: White Gum Moist Forest in the NSW North Coast Bioregion
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 04 Jul 2008
Profile last updated: 27 Mar 2019

Description

White Gum Moist Forest at maturity typically has a tall open canopy of eucalypts. The community is dominated by White Gum Eucalyptus dunnii with common associates being Sydney Blue Gum E. saligna, Tallowwood E. microcorys and/or Brush Box Lophostemon confertus. In undisturbed state the understorey typically includes a diverse and prominent stratum of rainforest trees, vines, palms, ferns and herbs. Disturbed sites generally support a moist shrubby understorey containing both native and introduced species. The mesic understorey may be absent from highly disturbed occurrences which typically occur on the less steep lower slopes.

Distribution

White Gum Moist Forest typically occurs on the escarpment slopes and foothills of the north-east NSW, most commonly between 400 and 650 m elevation, where mean annual rainfall exceeds approximately 1000 mm and has a summer maximum. Soils that support the community are relatively fertile and derived from basalt or fine-grained sediments, or colluvium or alluvium influenced by the presence of these substrates upslope or upstream. The community is typically found in gullies and on lower slopes, but has been recorded on upper slopes and basalt ridges. It occurs less commonly on west-facing slopes than on other aspects. White Gum Moist Forest occurs in the NSW North Coast bioregion, as well as adjacent regions in south-east Queensland. In NSW, White Gum Moist Forest is currently known from the local government areas of Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kyogle and Tenterfield, but may occur elsewhere within the bioregion. In addition to these areas, suitable habitat for the community is predicted to occur within the local government areas of Bellingen, Glen Innes - Severn and Richmond Valley.

Habitat and ecology

  • White Gum Moist Forest typically occurs on the escarpment slopes and foothills of the north-east NSW, most commonly between 400 and 650 m elevation, where mean annual rainfall exceeds approximately 1000 mm and has a summer maximum. Soils that support the community are relatively fertile and derived from basalt or fine-grained sediments, or colluvium or alluvium influenced by the presence of these substrates upslope or upstream. The community is typically found in gullies and on lower slopes, but has been recorded on upper slopes and basalt ridges. It occurs less commonly on west-facing slopes than on other aspects.

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastCataract Known None
NSW North CoastChaelundi Known None
NSW North CoastCoffs Coast and Escarpment Known None
NSW North CoastDalmorton Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandWoodenbong Known None