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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 156 Great Sandy Desert Site: 25-2-1 Uluru Level of significance: bioregional Location: 25 20' S 131 2' E; Amadeus or Great Sandy Desert Area: 37 km2 Map sheet: Ayres Rock SG 52-8 Bioregion: Great Sandy Desert (GSD) Tenure: Freehold - Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Land Trust (leased and reserved under the Commonwealth National Parks Act) Description: The site includes Uluru (a large outcropping of arkose surrounded by extensive dunefields) and surrounding waterholes, watercourses and run-on areas. Notes: Important areas for the conservation of plants comprise the numerous waterholes at the base of the rock, the transient rockpools on the summit and the extensive and periodically well watered run-on areas and creek floodouts. The botanical significance of Uluru and surrounding areas, is at least partially enhanced as a result of sustained plant collecting over an extended period of time. The site includes the type localities of Einadia nutans subsp. eremaea and Acacia ayersiana. Criteria satisfied: A1a ii), A1 b ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Acacia ammobia {3RC-}, Stylidium inaequipetalum {3RCa} Taxa of NT significance: Calandrinia remota {3kC- only known in GSD from this site}, Chloris pumilio {3kC- only known in GSD from this site}, Chthonocephalus pseudevax {3r only known in GSD from this site}, Eragrostis sterilis {3rC- [W]}, Erodium angustilobum {3kC- only known in GSD from this site}, Juncus continuus {3rC- only known in GSD from this site}, Pomax A89438 Sand Dunes {3kC-}, Swainsona acuticarinata {3kC- only known in GSD from this site}, Vittadinia dissecta var. hirta {3kC- only known in GSD from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Setaria surgens {GSD (southern range limit) [S]} Other taxa only known in GSD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Canthium attenuatum, Centipeda thespidioides, Drosera burmanni, Euchiton sphaericus, Heliotropium moorei, Senecio magnificus, Stackhousia intermedia, Triodia pungens var. parvidentata {[W]}, Zygophyllum prismatothecum Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Einadia nutans subsp. eremaea (1973) Botanically Significant Waterholes at the site: Maggie Springs Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 93 (36 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak) openwoodland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 82 (63 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex)hummock grassland with Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes.