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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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Taxa of bioregional significance: Alectryon oleifolius subsp. elongatus {MAC (disjunct )}, Aristida latzii {MAC (western range limit) [W]}, Convolvulus remotus {MAC (disjunct)}, Crassula colorata var. acuminata {MAC (northern range limit) [N]}, Cyanthillium cinereum s.lat. {MAC (disjunct)}, Cyperus exaltatus {MAC (disjunct)}, Cyperus polystachyos {MAC (disjunct)}, Eucalyptus orbifolia subsp. orbifolia {MAC (disjunct) [N]}, Gastrolobium brevipes {MAC (eastern range limit) [E]}, Glycine falcata {MAC (disjunct) only known in MAC from this site}, Kennedia prorepens {MAC (disjunct and apparently rare)}, Melaleuca trichostachya {MAC (disjunct and western range limit) [W]}, Nicotiana excelsior {MAC (northern range limit) [N]}, Persicaria lapathifolia {MAC (disjunct)}, Pteris tremula {MAC (rare)}, Radyera farragei {MAC (disjunct)}, Rulingia magniflora {MAC (northern range limit) [N]}, Trema tomentosa var. viridis {MAC (disjunct)}, Tribulus hirsutus {MAC (eastern range limit) [E] only known in MAC from this site}, Vittadinia sulcata {MAC (disjunct)} Other taxa only known in MAC bioregion from this site: Cyperus betchei subsp. commiscens, Dicrastylis gilesii var. laxa {[E]}, Diplopeltis stuartii {[E]}, Dysphania rhadinostachya subsp. inflata, Glinus oppositifolius, Glycine tomentella, Ptilotus exaltatus var. glaber, Sclerolaena obliquicuspis, Trianthema pilosa, Triodia hubbardii {[S]} Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Acacia dolichophylla (1976), Acacia macdonnelliensis subsp. macdonnelliensis (1967), Actinotus schwarzii (1880s), Austrostipa feresetacea (1976), Callistemon pauciflorus (1985), Eucalyptus lucens (1973), Leucopogon sonderensis (1966), Olearia macdonnellensis (1983), Ptilotus exaltatus var. glaber (1972), Wrixonia schultzii (1894) Botanically Significant Waterholes at the site: Ellery Creek gorge, Fringe Lily Gorge, Giles Spring, Giles Spring no. 3, Giles Yard Spring Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 69 (1 < %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with Aristida contorta (Bunched Kerosene Grass) or Triodia open-tussock/hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 66 (4 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) open-shrubland understorey. Map unit 92 (16 %): Triodia brizoides (Hillside Spinifex) hummock grassland with mixed species low open-woodland overstorey. Map unit 68 (21 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. Map unit 87 (57 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U %U 23-3-5 Anburla Latz Dam Mount Hay Mount Giles Mount Lloyd Frazer Hill Redbank Hill Hermannsburg Ormiston Gorge Standley Chasm Hamilton DownsMount Razorback Glen Helen Tourist Camp Ellery Creek Big Hole Mount Zeil 23-3-3 23-4-17 23-4-12 24-3-1 24-3-5 23-3-6 23-3-1 23-3-7 23-3-2 N AMG Zone53 2400' 2400' 2345' 2345' 2330' 2330' 13230' 13230' 13245' 13245' 13300' 13300' 13315' 13315' 13330' 13330' 240000 240000 250000 250000 260000 260000 270000 270000 280000 280000 290000 290000 300000 300000 310000 310000 320000 320000 330000 330000 340000 340000 350000 350000 7340000 7340000 7350000 7350000 7360000 7360000 7370000 7370000 7380000 7380000 7390000 7390000 7400000 7400000 7410000 7410000 7420000 7420000 Volume 2 , Part 2, page 177 MacDonnell Ranges

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