Site 1.1 Dry Sclerophyll forest - near the park entrance. 
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Site 1.1 Dry Sclerophyll forest - near the park entrance.
Grid Reference E4775 S52739. Altitude 185m.

Site Description: Marginal dry sclerophyll forest, possibly maintained by the interaction of the soil type, aspect and frequent disturbance by fire.

Distinguishing species:
Amperea xiphoclada Species Information Page
Aotus ericoides Species Information Page
Dianella revoluta Species Information Page
Epacris impressa  Species Information Page
Eucalyptus amygdalina Species Information Page
Exocarpus cupressiformis Species Information Page
Leptospermum scoparium Species Information Page
Pteridium esculentum Species Information Page
Pultenaea juniperina Species Information Page
Ecological factors:
Soil: Light brown grey, stony uniform sandy-loam on bedrock.
Aspect: North-West 290 degrees.
Slope: 5-25 degrees.
Rainfall (annual): 950mm
Vegetation type: Eucalyptus obliqua / Eucalyptus amygdalina open forest
Geology: Permian mudstone / siltstone

Vegetation Structure

  • open E. obliqua/E. amygdalina forest to 15m
  • understorey of Exocarpus and Banksia.
  • shrublayer of Epacris impressa, Pultenaea juniperina, Davisea latifolia.
  • Very sparse ground layer of Gonocarpus teucroides with high coverage of bare ground, rocks and litter.

Fire Frequency

  • controls structure of vegetation
  • species present adapted to fire including increased number of Fabaceae members
  • soil and nutrient status affected by fire
  • slope and aspect augment fire


Common species at this site