Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
|Yatteyattah Nature Reserve|
New South Wales
Myrtle Ebony at Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
|Nearest town or city||Milton|
|Area||0.35 km2 (0.1 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Yatteyattah Nature Reserve|
|See also||Protected areas of|
New South Wales
The monzonite based soils, moderate climate and 1,200 millimetres (47 in) of annual rainfall produce a high quality Forest Red Gum forest on the higher plateau. The rainforest is of scientific interest as it is the most significant southerly sub tropical rainforest remnant in Australia.
Significant tree species include Red Cedar, Myrtle Ebony, Deciduous Fig, Citronella, Silver Quandong, Whalebone Tree and Bollygum, many of which are near their southernmost limit of natural distribution. Outstanding also is the display of epiphytic ferns, such as Birds Nest Fern and Elkhorn Fern.
In 1964, a broad swathe was cut through this small forest for electrical power lines, despite the area being surrounded by clear country and declared a protected area.
Forest Red Gums at Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
Red Olive Berry at Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
sub tropical rainforest at Yatteyattah Nature Reserve. (buttressed dark tree on right is the Australian Red Cedar
Silver Quandong at its southernmost limit of natural distribution, Yatteyattah Nature Reserve.
- "Yatteyattah Nature Reserve: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Yatteyattah Nature Reserve". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- Floyd, A. G. Australian Rainforests of New South Wales. 2. pp. 46 & 82. ISBN 0-949324-32-9.
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