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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 146 Great Sandy Desert Site: 22-2-2 Central Mount Wedge Level of significance: bioregional Location: 22 49' S 131 53' E; ca. 5 km south of Yuendumu. Area: 232 km2 Map sheet: Mount Doreen SF 52-12 Bioregion: Great Sandy Desert (GSD) Tenure: Crown Freehold (Central Mount Wedge) (100% of site) Description: This site incorporates the Stuart Bluff Range, which rises in places (notably central Mount Wedge) to over 1000 m - some 400-500 m above the surrounding plains. The site includes alluvial fans and run on areas associated with the range. The western border of the site is formed be the 'shoreline' of a sub-linear saline lake system to the west of central Mount Wedge. The Stuart Bluff Range is composed of quartzite and contains several deep gorges. Notes: This site supports a diversity of contrasting habitats within a relatively discrete area. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), A1 b ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Eragrostis crateriformis {3k [E] only known in NT from this site}, Halosarcia halocnemoides subsp. tenuis {3k}, Heliotropium epacrideum {3k}, Lawrencia squamata {3k}, Swainsona cyclocarpa {3k}, Triumfetta johnstonii {3k only known in GSD from this site}, Triumfetta maconochieana {3k only known in GSD from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum {(disjunct) only known in GSD from this site} Taxa of bioregional significance: Goodenia maideniana {GSD (disjunct)}, Swainsona tanamiensis {GSD (disjunct and southern range limit) [S]}, Trema tomentosa var. viridis {GSD (disjunct)} Other taxa only known in GSD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Maireana integra Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 78 (51 %): Triodia spicata (Spike-flowered Spinifex) hummock grassland with Grevillea wickhamii (Holly Grevillea), Acacia sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 81 (1 < %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 65 (32 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Eragrostis eriopoda (Woolybutt) open-grassland understorey. Map unit 93 (12 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak) openwoodland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 71 (1 < %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. Map unit 72 (2 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) sparse-shrubland to tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey.