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Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory



Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory

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Matthew White ... [et al.]


White, Matthew; Albrecht, David; Duguid, Angus W.; Latz, Peter; Hamilton, Mary


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report provides a benchmark for the conservation status of botanical values in the southern, predominantly arid part of the Northern Territory. It will have many and varied uses, providing information about conservation values to land holders and managers as well as government departments and conservation groups.

Table of contents

Volume 1 : Significant vascular plants -- Volume 2 : Significant sites




Plants -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region; Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region

Publisher name

Arid Lands Environment Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs (N.T.)


2 v. : maps ; 30 cm.

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0724527842 (v. 1); 0724527850 (v. 2)

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601264; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601266; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601268

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Volume 2, Part 2, page 142 Great Sandy Desert Site: 22-1-2 Kalipima Level of significance: bioregional Location: 22 46' S 129 49' E; Western Deserts approximately 70km north west of Kintore - Walungurru. Area: 913 km2 Map sheet: Lake MacKay SF 52-11 Bioregion: Great Sandy Desert (GSD) Tenure: Freehold - Lake Mackay Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: Diverse area centred on saline and sub-saline lakes, claypans and swamps. Internally drained landscape with aeolian dunes, laterite and travertine rises. Notes: This large area supports a diversity of plant communities and taxa. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), A1 b ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Calandrinia pleiopetala {3rC-}, Cleome oxalidea {3r only known in GSD from this site}, Commicarpus australis {3r}, Gomphrena leptophylla {3k only known in GSD from this site}, Heliotropium glanduliferum {3k}, Lamarchea sulcata {3k}, Nicotiana rosulata subsp. rosulata {3k only known in NT from this site}, Streptoglossa cylindriceps {3kC-}, Trianthema turgidifolia {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Swainsona tanamiensis {GSD (disjunct and southern range limit) [S]} Other taxa only known in GSD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Dissocarpus paradoxus, Ptilotus astrolasius var. astrolasius, Sporobolus actinocladus, Tribulus eichlerianus s.lat. Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 76 (50 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 52 (28 %): Melaleuca glomerata (Inland Teatree) open-shrubland. Map unit 86 (20 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) or Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes.