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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.

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




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

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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 168 MacDonnell Ranges 7.2 SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE MACDONNELL RANGES BIOREGION Site: 23-2-1 Mount Edward Level of significance: national Location: 23 20' S 131 52' E; Between Papunya and Haast Bluff Area: 171 km2 Map sheet: Mount Liebig SF 52-16 Bioregions: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC 92.6%) & Burt Plain (BRT 7.4%) Tenure: Freehold - Haasts Bluff Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: This site includes Mount Edward, a steep quartzite mountain, and associated colluvial slopes. The site also includes the catchment of Beantree creek on the north side of Mt. Edward. Notes: This site supports populations of a number of rare and threatened plants. This site has only been visited a few times by botanists and further survey is required to detail the values of this site. The site includes the type location of Gymnanthera cunninghamii. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Callistemon pauciflorus {3RC- [N]}, Macrozamia macdonnellii {3VCa}, Olearia macdonnellensis {3VCi [NW]}, Samolus eremaeus {3KC-}, Wrixonia schultzii {3VC- [NW]} Taxa of NT significance: Brachyachne prostrata {3r only known in MAC from this site}, Gymnanthera cunninghamii {3r only known in MAC from this site}, Hibbertia glaberrima {3rCa}, Isotropis centralis {3rC-}, Sida A90797 Rainbow Valley {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Baeckea polystemonea {MAC (northern and eastern range limits) [N]}, Prostanthera sericea {MAC (northern range limit) [N]} Other taxa only known in MAC bioregion from this site: Acacia adoxa var. adoxa Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Gymnanthera cunninghamii (1978) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 71 (5 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. Map unit 43 (84 %): Eucalyptus low open-woodland and/or Acacia sparse-shrubland with Triodia spicata (Spike Flower Spinifex), Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 65 (11 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Eragrostis eriopoda (Woolybutt) open-grassland understorey.