12 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 18)


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Woodland or open forest along river banks of watercourses and associated alluvial terraces. An upper storey to 40m high is dominated by Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum) and  Eucalyptus obliqua (Messmate).  The middle storey includes wattles and Prostanthera lasianthos (Victorian Christmas-bush) with Cassinia aculeata (Common Cassinia). The dense ground storey includes a variety of grasses, sedges, herbs and ferns. Clematis aristata is a common climber. Blackberries are a major weed along these stream banks.  


Scattered occurrences at low altitude, generally to 300m, in the southwest of the Shire, from Sheep Station  Creek near Yellingbo to the Dandenong Ranges. The soil is fertile alluvium which is generally moist. Agriculture along the banks of creeks has severely reduced this vegetation in many areas. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are Yellingbo, Woori Yallock,  Macclesfield, Monbulk, Mt. Evelyn, Lilydale, Belgrave. 

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