Sclerophyll Forests & Woodlands

The presence of Acacia species in woodlands or forests is generally indicative of some form of limiting ecological factor. The majority of occurrences are found on, and to the east of the coastal escarpment, typically in areas exposed to persistent trade winds and on areas of shallow soil. 

View the acacia forests and woodlands Fact Sheet here.

Casuarina forests and woodlands. Within the Wet Tropics, Allocasuarina is an adaptable genus forming a prominent component of a large number of woodland, open forest and shrubland communities. 

View the casuarina forests and woodlands Fact Sheet here.

Eucalypt forests and woodlands occur within all except the very wettest parts of the bioregion and display considerable structural and floristic variation across their range. This formation includes both Eucalyptus species and bloodwood species.

View the eucalypt forests and woodlands Fact Sheet here.

Wet Tropics Management Authority

Lophostemon forests and woodlands. The ecological dominance of Lophostemon confertus is generally associated with rocky infertile sites that are afforded protection from fire due to their topographic position, limited fuel loads and permanent moisture. 

View the lophostemon forests and woodlands Fact Sheet here.

The bioregion supports a large number of Melaleuca formations ranging from tall open forests to sparse shrublands. The genus displays a broad range of edaphic tolerances, with the majority of species being well adapted to soils with impeded drainage. 

View the Melaleuca forests and woodlands Fact Sheet here.

Syncarpia glomulifera can range from an extremely tall forest tree to a stunted shrub as a direct responds to its surrounding environmental conditions. Very few species demonstrate such an ability to respond to environmental controlling factors with such plasticity in growth form. Variations in height are typically a response to edaphic controls although factors including climate and exposure also have a significant influence. 

View the Syncarpia forests and woodlands Fact Sheet here.

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