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Mary River Floodplain Vegetation



Mary River Floodplain Vegetation


Lynch, D; Northern Territory. Department of Lands, Planning and Environment. Resource Capability Assessment Branch


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report No. 08/2015




Mary River


The Mary River Flood Plains are approximately 100km east of Darwin and have a catchment area of about 7700 kn12 (Woodroffe 1993). The headwaters are approximately 18Skm inland. The southeast corner of the catchment includes Coronet Hill and a sandstone/siltstone plateau. Further to the south west in the Pine Creek region are undulating to rolling hills (includes strike ridges) of greywacke, sandstone and siltstone. The west side of the catchment includes undulating to rolling granite rises with some rugged hills. The McKinlay River joins the Mary River just south of the Arnhem Highway. From here the river divides into a series of streams and billabongs which are only connected in the Wet season.


Please replace the current item on the system with this report. This is the original report, produced in 1996 by the then Department of Lands, Planning and Environment. The report was resubmitted in order that it could be correctly filed with a Technical report number.

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Introduction -- Climate -- Vegetation -- Method -- References




Floodplains -- Northern Territory -- Mary River; Vegetation surveys -- Northern Territory -- Mary River Region; Floodplain plants -- Northern Territory -- Mary River Region; Mary River Floodplain Vegetation

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Northern Territory Government

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Technical Report No. 08/2015


1 volume (no pagings) : illustrations (some col.), maps ; 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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Species list fnHl1 'Wetland Survey' Aeschynoll1ene aspera L. Aeschynoll1ene indica L. Aldrovanda vesiclllosa L. Aniseia martinicensis (Jacq.) Choisy Antidesma ghaesenlbilla Gaertner Azolla pinnata R. Br. Bacopa f10ribllnda (R. Hr.) Wettst. Barringtonia aClItangula (L.) Gaertner Basilicum polystachyon (L.) Moench Blyxa aubertii A. Rich. 13rachiaria mlilica (Forsskal) Stapf exotic 13rachyachne ambiglla Ohwi Breynia cernua (Poiret) MucH. Arg. Caldesia oligococca (F. Mllell.) Buchenau Car<iiospermum halicacabum L. Cayratia maritima Jackes Ceratophyllllm demersllm L. Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn. Chant sp. Chrysopogon latifolills S.T. Blake Clerodendrllm inerme (L.) Gaertner C0l111l1elina lanceolata R. Br. Corchorlls capsularis L. Crinum angllstifoliu111 R. 8f. Crotalaria goreensis Gllillemin ex Senth. Crotalaria montana Crotalaria qllinqllifolia L. Cllcmis melo L. exotic Cyanotis axillaris (L.) D. Don Cyclosorlls interruptus (Willd.) Ching CynanChll111 carnOSlllTI (R. Br.) Schltr. Cyno<ion arcllatus J .S. Presl ex C. Presl Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. Cyperus difformis L. Cyperlls digitatlls Roxb. Cyperlls exaltatlls Retz. Cyperlls macrostachyos Lam. Cyperlls plalystylis R. Br. Cyperus polystachyos Rottb. Cyperus scarioslls R. Br. Cyperus serrotinlls Digitaria bicornis (Lam.) Roemer & Shultes Diplachne parviflora (R. BR.) Benth. Eclipta prostrata Eleocharis all. brassii Eleocharis dulcis (Burm. f.) Henschel