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Coastal Enriched Sandstone Moist Forest

Coastal Enriched Sandstone Moist Forest is a tall open forest with a distinctive mesic shrub and small tree layer. Typically it is situated in sandstone gullies and sheltered slopes enriched by clay.

This material is sourced from shale bands in the sandstone bedrock associated with Hawkesbury sandstone in the Lane Cove River valley. Coastal Enriched Sandstone Moist Forest occurs in areas with an average annual rainfall of 850-1250mm.

 

Native Species List

Common Name 

Botanical Name 

Approximate Height

Trees     
Smooth-barked Apple  Angophora costata  15-25m 
Turpentine  Syncarpia glomulifera  30m 
Sydney Peppermint  Eucalyptus piperita  15m 
Blackbutt  Eucalyptus pilularis  20-30m 
Sydney Blue Gum  Eucalyptus saligna  25-35m 
Southern Mahogany  Eucalyptus botryoides  20-30m 
Small Trees     
Blueberry Ash  Elaeocarpus reticulatus   
Sweet Pittosporum  Pittosporum undulatum   
Coachwood  Ceratopetalum apetalum   
Forest Oak  Allocasuarina torulosa   
Cheese Tree  Glochidion ferdinandi   
Shrubs     
Coffee Bush  Breynia oblongifolia   
Large-leaf Hop-bush  Dodonaea triquetra   
Lance Beard Heath  Leucopogon lanceolatus var. lanceolatus   
Mutton Wood  Myrsine variabilis   
Large Mock-olive  Notelaea longifolia   
Wild Yellow Jasmine  Pittosporum revolutum   
Elderberry Ash  Polyscias sambucifolia   
Ground Covers    
False Bracken Fern  Calochlaena dubia   
Blue Flax-lily  Dianella caerulea   
Bordered Panic  Entolasia marginata   
Wiry Panic  Entolasia stricta   
Raspwort  Gonocarpus teucrioides   
Variable Sword Sedge  Lepidosperma laterale   
Spiny-headed mat-rush  Lomandra longifolia   
Weeping Grass  Microlaena stipoides var. stipoides   
Native Tussock Grass  Poa affinis   
Pastel Flower  Pseuderanthemum variabile   
Bracken Fern  Pteridium esculentum   
Vines and Climbers     
Apple Dumplings  Billardiera scandens   
Water Vine  Cissus hypoglauca   
Wombat Berry  Eustrephus latifolius   
Trailing Guinea Flower  Hibbertia dentata   
Wonga Wonga Vine  Pandorea pandorana   
Sweet Sarsaparilla  Smilax glyciphylla   

 

 

Last updated on 3 August 2017