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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 42 Melaleuca minutifolia/Mixed species low woodland with Sorghum bulbosum/ stipoideum/Themeda triandra tall grassland. Land units: 5c3V, 5g10A, 6c8A Stratum Growth form Cover (cover range) % Av Height (height range) m Upper Tree 35 (20-70) 5 (4.5-6) Mid Shrub 3.5 (0-10) 1.2 Ground Tussock Grass 69 (50-70) 0.5 (0.4-0.8) Melaleuca minutifolia is dominant often with individuals or a mix of individuals including Terminalia platyptera, Eucalyptus pruinosa and/or Excoecaria parvifolia. The most common structural formation is low open forest, although low woodland and low closed forest can occur. The mid stratum is absent or consists of sparse individuals including Melaleuca minutifolia, Cochlospermum fraseri, Dolichandrone filiformis, Grevillea striata and Lysiphyllum cunninghamii. Common species in the ground stratum, amongst others, include the grasses Sorghum bulbosum/ stipoideum, Sehima nervosum, Eriachne obtusa, the herbs Goodenia coronopifolia, G. byrnesii, Ipomoea eriocarpa and Neptunia dimorpha and the sedges Rhynchospora affinis and Fimbristylis schultzii. Melaleuca sericea low woodland with Sorghum bulbosum/Triodia pungens grassland understorey. Land units: 5h3A, 6h1A Stratum Growth form Cover (cover range) % Av Height (height range) m Upper Tree 38.5 (20-65) 4.4 (3.1-5.5) Mid Shrub 3.7 (0-10) 1.4 Ground Tussock Grass 71 (60-80) 0.6 (0.3-1) Melaleuca sericea is dominant in the upper stratum. Other species which may occur include Cochlospermum fraseri and/or Melaleuca minutifolia. The sparse mid stratum may include overstorey species and/or Terminalia canescens or Calytrix exstipulata. Common ground layer grasses include Sorghum bulbosum/stipoideum, Triodia bitextura, Sehima nervosum or Eriachne obtusa. Common herbs include Spermacoce breviflora, Buchnera linearis and Goodenia coronopifolia.