Broad Vegetation Groups

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Regional Summary

Broad vegetation groups (BVGs) are a higher-level grouping of vegetation communities. Queensland encompasses a wide variety of landscapes across temperate, wet and dry tropics and semi-arid to arid climatic zones. Broad vegetation groups provide an overview of vegetation communities across the state or a bioregion and allow comparison with other states. Data is based on Regional Ecosystems data (2009).

Summary of Broad Vegetation Types in the Burdekin Dry Tropics

Broad Vegetation Group DescriptionArea (ha)% of the Region
Rainforests, scrubs198,658.77 ha1.36%
Wet eucalypt open forests20,214.72 ha0.14%
Eastern eucalypt woodlands to open forests4,562,434.78 ha31.16%
Eucalypt open forests to woodlands on floodplains568,405.04 ha3.88%
Eucalypt dry woodlands on inland depositional plains2,862,288.46 ha19.55%
Eucalypt low open woodlands usually with spinifex understorey705,456.74 ha4.82%
Callitris woodland - open forests23,301.72 ha0.16%
Melaleuca open woodlands on depositional plains183,290.86 ha1.25%
Acacia aneura (mulga) dominated open forests, woodlands and shrublands31.58 ha< 0.01%
Other acacia dominated open forests, woodlands and shrublands907,607.42 ha6.20%
Mixed species woodlands - open woodlands (inland bioregions) includes wooded downs12,471.89 ha0.09%
Other coastal communities or heaths34,278.93 ha0.23%
Tussock grasslands, forblands277,531.9 ha1.90%
Hummock grasslands2,481.96 ha0.02%
Wetlands (swamps and lakes)47,299.29 ha0.32%
Mangroves and tidal saltmarshes67,751 ha0.46%


Related information

Broad Vegetation Groups

Broad Vegetation Groups (2009)

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