Planning and organising is over... it's time to get your hands dirty
We have 30 recognised EVCs in our network area, including 5 mosaics and 1 complex. Many are closely related and often show a continuum from one to the other. EVC classifications are an attempt to best describe the major structural and species differences between each EVC. They are not perfect and few remnants are in pristine condition so it can be difficult to determine which EVC you are looking at, especially when your site occurs in the boundary area between EVCs or in an EVC mosaic (a mixture of 2 EVC's).
We have not included revegetation lists for all the EVCs for a number of reasons:
Species identification is often difficult as some of their characteristics can alter between different locations due to soil conditions and other environmental factors. Some trees have very similar bark, structure and foliage with only minor leaf shape variations or flower/fruit differentiating them. This can be made more complex by plant hybridising.
There are now an estimated 20,000 vascular and 7700 non-vascular plants, and 250,000 species of fungi in Australia.