Broad Vegetation Groups
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 Description||Area (ha)||% of the Region|
|Rainforests, scrubs||198,658.77 ha||1.36%|
|Wet eucalypt open forests||20,214.72 ha||0.14%|
|Eastern eucalypt woodlands to open forests||4,562,434.78 ha||31.16%|
|Eucalypt open forests to woodlands on floodplains||568,405.04 ha||3.88%|
|Eucalypt dry woodlands on inland depositional plains||2,862,288.46 ha||19.55%|
|Eucalypt low open woodlands usually with spinifex understorey||705,456.74 ha||4.82%|
|Callitris woodland - open forests||23,301.72 ha||0.16%|
|Melaleuca open woodlands on depositional plains||183,290.86 ha||1.25%|
|Acacia aneura (mulga) dominated open forests, woodlands and shrublands||31.58 ha||< 0.01%|
|Other acacia dominated open forests, woodlands and shrublands||907,607.42 ha||6.20%|
|Mixed species woodlands - open woodlands (inland bioregions) includes wooded downs||12,471.89 ha||0.09%|
|Other coastal communities or heaths||34,278.93 ha||0.23%|
|Tussock grasslands, forblands||277,531.9 ha||1.90%|
|Hummock grasslands||2,481.96 ha||0.02%|
|Wetlands (swamps and lakes)||47,299.29 ha||0.32%|
|Mangroves and tidal saltmarshes||67,751 ha||0.46%|
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