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Land Resources of Auvergne Station



Land Resources of Auvergne Station

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A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District


Napier, Diane; Edmeades, Bart; Lynch, Brian; McGregor, Robert; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Hill, J.V.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Jul-18




Auvergne Station; NT Portion 2676; Victoria River Downs; Victoria River District


This report for Auvergne Station is a supplement to Land Resources of the Victoria River District (2012) and completes the land resource assessment of the district which covers 24 properties and approximately 78 760 km² of pastoral land. Land unit mapping at 1:100 000 describes the landforms, soils and vegetation in the district.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

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Table of contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous mapping; 3. Survey methodology and data collection; 4. Lithology; 5. Landform; 6. Soil; 7. Soil physical and chemical characteristics; 8. Vegetation; 9. Land evaluation; 10. Soil erosion; 11. Land unit descriptions; 12. References; Appendices 1 - 12.




Soils -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; land resource assessment; land units; soil landscapes; vegetation communities

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Northern Territory Government

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204 pages ; colour photographs, maps, figures, tables ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=E3F20A909A8123ADE040CD9B21446CC0; http://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323 [Land resources of the Victoria River District]

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Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District 190 Appendix 10 NVIS Growth Form Descriptions Growth Form Code Descriptions T Tree Woody plants, more than 2 m tall with a single stem or branches well above the base. M Tree Mallee Woody perennial plant usually of the genus Eucalyptus. Multi-stemmed with fewer than 5 trunks of which at least 3 exceed 100 mm at breast height (1.3 m). Usually 8 m or more. S Shrub Woody plants multi-stemmed at the base (or within 200 mm from ground level) or if single stemmed, less than 2 m. Y Mallee Shrub Commonly less than 8 m tall, usually with 5 or more trunks, of which at least 3 of the largest do not exceed 100 mm at breast height (1.3 m). Z Heath Shrub Shrub usually less than 2 m, with sclerophyllous leaves having high fibre: protein ratios and with an area of nanophyll or smaller (less than 225 sq. m). Often a member of the following families: EPACRIDACEAE, MYRTACEAE, FABACEAE and PROTEACEAE. Commonly occur in nutrient-poor substrates. C Chenopod Shrub Single or multi-stemmed, semi-succulent shrub of the family CHENOPODIACEAE exhibiting drought and salt tolerance. U Samphire Shrub Genera (of Tribe SALICORNIOIDEAE, viz: Halosarcia, Pachycornia, Sarcocornia, Sclerostegia, Tecticornia and Tegicornia) with articulate branches, fleshy stems and reduced flowers within the CHENOPODIACEAE family, succulent chenopods. Also genus Sueda. G Tussock Grass Forms discrete but open tussocks usually with distinct individual shoots, or if not, then forming a hummock. These are common agricultural grasses. H Hummock Grass Coarse xeromorphic grass with a mound-like form often dead in the middle; genera are Triodia and Plectrachne. W Other grass Member of the family POACEAE, but having neither a distinctive tussock nor hummock appearance. V Sedge Herbaceous, usually perennial erect plant generally with a tufted habit and of the families CYPERACEAE (true sedges) or RESTIONACEAE (node sedges). R Rush Herbaceous, usually perennial erect monocot that is neither a grass nor a sedge. For the purposes of NVIS, rushes include the monocotyledon families JUNCACEAE, TYPHACEAE, LILIACEAE, IRIDACEAE, XYRIDACEAE and the genus Lomandra (i.e. graminoid or grass-like genera). F Forb Herbaceous or slightly woody, annual or sometimes perennial plant (usually a dicotyledon). D Tree-fern Characterised by large and usually branched leaves (fronds), arborescent and terrestrial; spores in sporangia on the leaves. E Fern Ferns and fern allies. Characterised by large and usually branched leaves (fronds), herbaceous and terrestrial to aquatic; spores in sporangia on the leaves. B Bryophyte Mosses and liverworts. Mosses are small plants usually with slender leafbearing stem with no true vascular tissue. Liverworts are often moss-like in appearance or consisting of a flat, ribbon-like green thallus. N Lichen Composite plant consisting of fungus living symbiotically with algae; without true roots, stems or leaves. K Epiphyte Epiphytes, mistletoes and parasites. Plant with roots attached to the aerial portions of other plants. Often could also be another growth form, such as fern or forb. L Vine Climbing, twining, winding or sprawling plants usually with a woody stem. P Palm Palms and other arborescent monocotyledons. Members of the ARECACEAE or the genus Pandanus (Pandanus is often multi-stemmed). X Grass-tree Australian grass-trees. Members of the family XANTHORROEACEAE. A Cycad Members of the families CYCADACEAE and ZAMIACEAE. J Seagrass Flowering angiosperms forming sparse to dense mats of material at the subtidal and down to 30 m below MSL. Occasionally exposed. Q Aquatic Plant growing in an inland waterway or wetland with the majority of its biomass under water for most of the year. Fresh, saline or brackish water. O Lower plant Alga, fungus. UNK Unknown Source: ESCAVI (2003)

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