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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 148 Great Sandy Desert Site: 23-1-1 Kintore Range Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 18' S 129 23' E; Western Deserts. Area: 134 km2 Map sheet: Mount Rennie SF 52-15 Bioregion: Great Sandy Desert (GSD) Tenure: Freehold - Haasts Bluff Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: This site includes the Kintore Ranges and associated alluvial fans and plains. This isolated range is composed of Heavitree quartzite. The valleys and plains on the south eastern fall of the ranges are underlain by basalt bedrock - an unusual geological substrate in central Australia. Notes: This range is rarely visited and is poorly known. Many of the few collections made here are of phytogeographic significance. Additional collecting and survey is likely to yield additional rare and threatened species. In particular, the eastern side of the range with its volcanic geology is worth further investigation. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Acacia abbreviata {3R [SW] only known in GSD from this site} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia grasbyi {3rC- only known in GSD from this site}, Lamarchea sulcata {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Corymbia deserticola subsp. mesogeotica {GSD (western and southern range limits) [SW]}, Eucalyptus odontocarpa {GSD (southern range limit) [S]} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 81 (29 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 90 (70 %): Triodia irritans (Porcupine Grass) open-hummock grassland.