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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: 23-4-12 New Well Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 36' S 133 36' E; ca. 35 km WNW of Alice Springs. Area: 27 km2 Map sheet: Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregion: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Hamilton Downs Station (40% of site); West MacDonnell National Park (59% of site) Description: This site includes the upper watershed of a small creek draining the northern fall of the crystalline ranges and hills which lie to the north of the Chewings and Heavitree Ranges. The creek meets the Burt Plain at New Well, a stock watering point on Hamilton Downs Station. Notes: The site supports extensive stands of Mulga (Acacia aneura) and includes the type location for Gossypium nelsonii. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Austrostipa centralis {3RC-}, Gossypium nelsonii {3RC-} Macrozamia macdonnellii {3VCa} Taxa of NT significance: Bulbostylis pyriformis {3rC-}, Einadia nutans subsp. nutans {3rC-}, Vittadinia pustulata {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Actinobole uliginosum {MAC (northern range limit)} Other taxa only known in MAC bioregion from this site: Polycarpaea spirostylis Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 66 (57 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) open-shrubland understorey. Map unit 68 (42 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. %U %U %U 23-4-12 Mount Lloyd Simpsons Gap Mount Solitaire 23-3-5 23-4-14 N AMG Zone53 2330' 2330' 13330' 13330' 350000 350000 360000 360000 7380000 7380000 7390000 7390000 7400000 7400000 Volume 2 , Part 2, page 208 MacDonnell Ranges