Vegetation Factsheets

The Wet Tropics vegetation mapping recognises 250 distinct vegetation communities in the Wet Tropics Bioregion based on their structural and floristic chararacters.

At the broadest level, this includes the rainforests, forests and woodlands, sclerophyll rainforests, shrublands and heathlands, grasslands and sedgelands, vegetation complexes and mangrove communities distributed throughout the bioregion.
 
These vegetation categories can further divided into 24 broad plant communities. Learn more about the Wet Tropics vegetation from these factsheets. 
 

RAINFORESTS OF THE WET TROPICS BIOREGION

Mesophyll rainforests (vegetation codes 1a-3c)
Palm Leaf rainforests (vegetation codes 4a-5b)
Notophyll rainforests and thickets (vegetation codes 6a-13d)
Microphyll rainforests and thickets (vegetation codes 14a-17b)

SCLEROPHYLL AND SCLEROPHYLL RAINFOREST TRANSITION VEGETATION GROUPS OF THE WET TROPICS BIOREGION

Closed Acacia forests (18a to 18f)
Closed Eucalypt forests (19a to 19b)
Closed Lophostemon forests (vegetation code 20a)

SCLEROPHYLL FORESTS AND WOODLANDS OF THE WET TROPICS BIOREGION

Acacia forests and woodlands (vegetation codes 21a-21f)
Casuarina forests and woodlands (vegetation codes 22a-22f)
Eucalypt forests and woodlands (vegetation codes 23a-48b)
Lophostemon forests and woodlands (vegetation codes 49a-49d)
Melaleuca forests and woodlands (vegetation codes 50a-59g)
Syncarpia forests and woodlands (vegetation codes 60a-60g)

VEGETATION COMPLEX AND MOSAICS OF THE WET TROPICS BIOREGION

Secondary successional complexes (vegetation codes 61a-61e)
Riparian complexes (vegetation codes 62a-62e)
Wetland complexes (vegetation codes 63a-63b)
Coastal beach complexes (vegetation codes 64a to 64c)
Fern complexes (vegetation codes 65a-65b)
Rock pavement and coastal Headland complexes (vegetation codes 66a-66h)

SHRUBLANDS AND HEATHLANDS OF THE WET TROPICS BIOREGION

Shrublands and heathlands (vegetation codes 67a-67k)

NON-WOODY VEGETATION OF THE WET TROPICS BIOREGION

Grasslands (vegetation codes 68a-68e)
Sedgelands (vegetation codes 69a-69h)

MANGROVES OF THE WET TROPICS BIOREGION

Mangrove forests (vegetation codes 70a-70d)
Mangrove grasslands and herblands (vegetation codes 70e-70f)
 

 

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