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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 198 MacDonnell Ranges 7.3 SITES OF BIOREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE MACDONNELL RANGES BIOREGION Site: 22-4-2 Mueller Creek Catchment Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 3' S 134 5' E; ca. 80 km north of Alice Springs. Area: 490 km2 Map sheets: Alcoota SF 53-10 & Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregions: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC 74.4%) & Burt Plain (BRT 25.6%) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Alcoota Station (15% of site), Yamba Station (26% of site), Bushy Park Stations (51% of site) and The Garden Station (2% of site); Freehold - Alatyeye (4% of site) Description: This site includes the upper Catchment of Mueller Creek and crosses the boundary of the Burt Plain and MacDonnell Ranges bioregions. The upper reaches of the watershed are predominantly crystalline metamorphic hills with shallow soils (MacDonnell Ranges bioregion) while the northern section of the site is dissected lowlands with loamy plains (Burt Plain bioregion). Notes: This site includes fertile loamy plains and supports extensive stands of mature 'groved' Acacia aneura. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Hydrocotyle D62620 Harts Range {2R [W]}, Sedopsis filsonii {3RC-} Taxa of NT significance: Aristida longicollis {3r [W] only known in NT from this site}, Cyperus gilesii {3k}, Ptilotus aervoides {3k}, Spartothamnella puberula {3rC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Atriplex stipitata {MAC (northern range limit) [N]} Botanically Significant Waterholes at the site: Mt. Pfitzner Spring Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 68 (1 < %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. Map unit 65 (2 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Eragrostis eriopoda (Woolybutt) open-grassland understorey. Map unit 66 (73 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) open-shrubland understorey. Map unit 59 (23 %): Acacia estrophiolata (Ironwood), Atalaya hemiglauca (Whitewood) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 71 (1 < %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey.