25 Long-leaf Box Grassy Dry Forest - Southern Dandenongs (EVC 22)


Community structure 

Woodland or open forest dominated by Eucalyptus goniocalyx (Long-leaf Box) up to 20m high. The middle storey is sparse. Leptospermum continentale (Prickly tea-tree) and blackberries are common. This community is characterised by a ground layer dominated by a high diversity of drought tolerant grasses and herbs. Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) is often dominant. Weed invasion, especially pasture grasses, and agriculture have has a major impact on this community. 


Within the Shire this community is limited to sections below Burwood Highway from Upwey to Selby to the southern boundary, at low altitudes from 100-250m. The soil is dry, aspect ranging from exposed areas, crests of ridges to sheltered slopes. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are:  Upwey, Tecoma, Belgrave, Selby, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Lysterfield. 

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