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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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Site: 23-2-4 Mereenie Level of significance: bioregional Location: 24 2' S 131 38' E; Sand plains fringing the western margins of the Macdonnell Ranges. The site includes the Mereenie oil Fields. Area: 160 km2 Map sheets: Mount Liebig SF 52-16 & Lake Amadeus SG 52-4 Bioregions: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC 92.9%) & Great Sandy Desert (GSD 7.1%) Tenure: Freehold - Haasts Bluff Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: This site includes the low sandstone ranges and sandplains of the Dare Plain. The site is broadly circumscribed by the occurrence of extensive outcropping of Mereenie sandstone. It is contiguous with the site no 23-2-6 Lay Cock's Sandplain which extends to the north. Notes: The Dare plain is a shallow sand sheet underlain by Mereenie sandstone. These plains and low sandstone outcrops support populations of rare plants and potentially rare plant communities. Criteria satisfied: A1 b ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Euphorbia sarcostemmoides {3KCa}, Phyllanthus oblanceolatus {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Einadia nutans subsp. nutans {3rC-}, Eremophila ovata {3k [W]}, Ixiolaena tomentosa {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Polycarpaea involucrata {MAC (disjunct )} Other taxa only known in MAC bioregion from this site: Scaevola collaris Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 73 (68 %): Acacia tetragonophylla (Dead Finish), Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) sparse-shrubland with herb/grassland understorey. Map unit 87 (13 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 93 (11 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak) openwoodland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 71 (6 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. %U %U 23-2-4 No 4 Oil Well No 10 Oil Well 23-2-6 24-2-1 AMG Zone52 2400' 2400' 13130' 13130' 13145' 13145' 750000 750000 760000 760000 770000 770000 780000 780000 7330000 7330000 7340000 7340000 7350000 7350000 N Volume 2 , Part 2, page 200 MacDonnell Ranges