Department of Environment and Conservation
Wheatbelt Woodlands

 SAP site HY12, Hurlstone Nature Reserve, 50km E of Hyden



Location of sites used in the classification of this community


Eucalyptus yilgarnensis (Yorrell) Woodland

Group

Others

Sub-communities

See the report by Harvey and Keighery for sub-communities recognised by Keighery (Appendix 1), Gibson et al. (Appendix 2) and Griffin (Appendix 3). Many of these correspond to the sub-communities presented here, as is shown in the right hand columns of the tables in the appendices, but there are some unusual groups that are not recognised in this classification.

Code

Eyil

Species Identification

Tree or mallee, to 10m. Bark rough, fibrous or flaky on trunk; smooth above.  Flowers cream, from March to October. (For this and more information see EUCLID; Brooker & Kleinig; FloraBase.)

Previously called Eucalyptus gracilis var. yilgarnensis.

Soils and Landform

Red sandy soils. Sandplains and rises.

Associated Species

Overstorey
In the Wheatbelt, Eucalyptus yilgarnensis may occur with E. salubris and  E. salmonophloia. Further to the east, it is recorded with E. salubris, E. salmonophloia and, occasionally, E. melanoxylon and E. oleosa.

Understorey
Understorey shrubs include Acacia colletioides, Atriplex vesicaria, A. paludosa, Melaleuca hamulosa, M. cymbifolia, M. uncinata group, Templetonia sulcata, Exocarpos aphyllus and Grevillea acuaria, over Lomandra effusa.

Number of Sites and Polygons

1 site and 7 polygons 

Species Richness

13.0 spp. per 100m2  (1 site)

Reference Sites

HY12

McQuoid (pers. comm.) mentions Eucalyptus yilgarnensis and E. myriadena occurring near Tammin.

Sites

HY12

AVM110

AVM116

AVM145

AVM174

AVM312

AVM449

AVM467

Benchmark Description

Recruitment
Forms a lignotuber (EUCLID). Seeds germinate in 1-3 weeks. Young trees are resistant to drought and frost (Chippendale).

Comments

Further survey needed.