11 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 18)


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A tall open forest along river banks of major watercourses and associated alluvial terraces with occasional occurrences in the heads of gullies leading into creeks and rivers. An upper storey to 50m high is dominated by Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum) but may include other eucalypts. A sparse middle storey is dominated by wattles and broad-leaf species, especially Silver Wattle and Blackwood. A dense ground storey includes a variety of grasses, sedges, herbs and ferns. Clematis aristata is a common climber. 


Scattered occurrences along watercourses and gullies at low altitudes in the northwest of the Shire to Healesville.  The soil is fertile alluvium, regularly inundated and generally moist. Farming has had a significant impact on this vegetation in lowland areas. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are:  

Steels Creek, Dixons Creek, Chum Creek, Healesville, Fernshaw, Gruyere, Coldstream 

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