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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: 23-4-13 Emily Gap Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 44' S 133 57' E; Central Macdonnell Ranges - Alice Springs Area: 25 km2 Map sheet: Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregions: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC 96.5%) & Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD 3.2%) & Finke (FIN 0.3%) Tenure: Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park (27% of site); Pastoral Lease - Undoolya Station (31% of site); Uncommitted Crown Land (41% of site) Description: The quartzite Heavitree Range east of Heavitree Gap to Jessie Gap including the southern fall of the Range and associated outcroppings of dolomite and isolated tertiary land surfaces. Notes: The site supports rare and threatened plant taxa including populations of Minuria tridens. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Austrostipa aquarii {3RC-}, Austrostipa feresetacea {3RC-}, Minuria tridens {3Vci} Taxa of NT significance: Eragrostis A51007 Limestone {3k only known in MAC from this site}, Ophioglossum polyphyllum {3rC- only known in SSD from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 68 (4 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. Map unit 87 (82 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 59 (13 %): Acacia estrophiolata (Ironwood), Atalaya hemiglauca (Whitewood) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 27 (1 < %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. %U %U %U 23-4-13 Undoolya Emily Gap Anzac Hill 23-4-15 23-4-16 N AMG Zone53 2345' 2345' 13400' 13400' 390000 390000 400000 400000 7370000 7370000 7380000 7380000 Volume 2 , Part 2, page 209 MacDonnell Ranges