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Eucalypt Low Open Forest

Eucalypt Low Open Forest

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Australian Natural Resources Atlas (2010)
Australian Natural Resources Atlas (2010)

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Grow on less favourable sites (e.g. in extremecold such as subalpine areas, dry areas, drainageimpeded sites and steep rocky slopes).Can vary from 5 m to 10 m in height.Eucalypt species may be the same as thoseoccurring in the nearby more favourable sites, which support open forests. In other stands of low open forest the dominant species may includea change of species due to growth constraints(e.g. the snow gum,
Eucalyptus pauciflora,
in subalpine areas).Exhibit a variety of subforms, with understoreysranging from low trees and shrubs to tussocgrasses or, in some cases, bare ground.
MVG 4—EUCALYPT LOW OPEN FORESTS
Bungonia, NSW
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MVG 4—EUCALYPT LOW OPEN FORESTSFacts and figures
Major Vegetation Group
MVG 4—Eucalypt Low Open Forests
Major Vegetation Subgroups(number of NVIS descriptions)
Eucalypt Open Forests with a shrubbyunderstorey (29)Eucalypt Open Forests with a grassy understorey (7)
Typical NVIS structuralformations
Low open forest
Number of IBRA regions
26
Most extensive in IBRA region(Est. pre–1750 and present)
Est. pre–1750: Jarrah Forest (WA)Present: Nandewar (NSW)
Estimated pre–1750 extent (km
2
 )
4 726
Present extent (km
2
 )
3 952
 Area protected (km
2
 )
1 417
Species
New South Wales
Eucalyptus largiflorens 
(black box) communitiesmay occur wit
E. microtheca
cooia an
E. camaldulensis 
(river red gum) in the morefavorable riparian habitats of the inland.
 Australian Capital Territory
 A range of eucalypt species occur.
Queensland
Eucalyptus crebra
(narrow-leaved red ironbark)and
Corymbia
spp. comprise small areas subjectto maritime influence in central and northernQueensland.
Northern Territory
Eucalyptus brevifolia
(snappy gum) occurs with
C. dichromophloia
variae-are oowooin the Victoria River District.
Eucalyptus signata
(scribbly gum) low open forest, near Beerwah, Qld
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MVG 4—EUCALYPT LOW OPEN FORESTS
 Victoria
Occur in riparian areas with
E. camphora
and
 Acacia melanoxylon
or in dry forests with a mixof eucalypt species.
Tasmania
Small range of coastal and/or highland species:
E. globulus 
,
E. nitida
,
E. coccifera
,
E. viminalis 
and
E. ovata
.
Western Australia
Range of species including
E. marginata
(jarrah),
E. cornuta
(yate),
E. lehmannii 
(bushy yate),
E. platypus 
moort),
C. calophylla
(marri),
E. decipens 
(redheart) and
E. staeri 
(Albany blackbutt) oftenassociated with casuarina and banksia species.
Geography
Eucalypt Low Open Forests occur in New South Wales, Victoria, asmania, Western Australia and the Australian Capital erritory. Te largest distributionoccurs in western New South Wales.
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