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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 45 Bauhinia cunninghamii low open woodland with Chrysopogon fallax tussock grassland understorey. Land units: 7l2A, 8l6V Stratum Growth form Cover (cover range) % Av Height (height range) m Upper Tree 13 (2-45) 6.2 (4.5-9.5) Mid Shrub 5 (0-20) 1.8 Ground Tussock Grass 64 (25-90) 0.35 (0.2-0.6) Bauhinia cunninghamii is dominant of the upper stratum, often with the occasional Terminalia volucris and/or Excoecaria parvifolia. The structural formation of the upper stratum is generally low open woodland although low woodland also occurs. The mid stratum is absent or sparse and may include overstorey species and/or Atalaya hemiglauca, A. salicifolia, Acacia lamprocarpa and occasionally Hakea arborescens. The ground stratum is predominantly a Chrysopogon fallax/Brachyachne convergens grassland although various other grasses and herbs occur. The grasses include, amongst others, Aristida latifolia, Astrebla spp., Sehima nervosum and Panicum decompositum and the herbs Polymeria ambigua, Euphorbia maconochie and Crinum spp. The sedge Cyperus bifax is also present on occasion. Tussock grassland communities Chrysopogon fallax/Brachyachne convergens/Iseilema tussock grassland. Land unit: 7lA Stratum Growth form Cover (cover range) % Av Height (height range) m Ground Tussock Grass 71 (40-98) 0.4 (0.25-0.8) Chrysopogon fallax, Iseilema vaginiflorum and I. fragile are locally dominant, co-dominant or form monospecific stands. Other common, though less abundant species include the grasses Aristida latifolia and Panicum decompositum, the herb Polymeria ambigua, the vine Cucumis melo and the shrub Sesbania simpliciuscula. This is a fairly common community, occurring in 25% of all sites assessed. It can occur as a pure grassland or in association with overstorey species which range structurally from sparse low open woodlands to woodlands and include the species Eucalyptus microtheca, Excoecaria parvifolia, Bauhinia cunninghamii and various other eucalyptus species.

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