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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: 23-4-15 Charles and Todd Rivers Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 38' S 133 52' E; Central Macdonnell Ranges to the north of Alice Springs. Area: 109 km2 Map sheet: Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregion: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Bond Springs Station (45% of site); Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historic Reserve (12% of site); West MacDonnell Ranges National Park (33% of site); Various small leaseholdings, freeholdings and reserved lands (&% of site) Description: Includes the upper catchment of the Charles River and the middle reaches of the Todd River and its' tributaries. Geology is primarily gneiss - metamorphosed crystalline granites and granodiorites. This has resulted in an undulating 'rounded' landform with few small gorges associated with the major watercourses. The soils are generally shallow free-draining lithosols. The vegetation is predominantly shrublands dominated by Acacia aneura and Acacia kempeana. Notes: The site includes several semi-permanent waterholes on the Todd River, notably Wigleys and Junction waterholes. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Austrostipa centralis {3RC-}, Gossypium nelsonii {3RC-}, Pluchea A87409 Ormiston {3K [SE]}, Samolus eremaeus {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Calandrinia polyandra {3kC- only known in MAC from this site}, Crotalaria dissitiflora var. dissitiflora {3k}, Einadia nutans subsp. nutans {3rC-}, Lythrum paradoxum {3k}, Oxalis radicosa {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Plumbago zeylanica {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Alectryon oleifolius subsp. elongatus {MAC (disjunct )}, Vittadinia sulcata {MAC (disjunct)} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 66 (2 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) open-shrubland understorey. Map unit 68 (97 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. %U %U %U %U %U %U %U 23-4-15 Undoolya Emily Gap Temple Bar Anzac HillSimpsons Gap Mount Gillen 23-4-14 23-4-16 23-4-13 N AMG Zone53 2345' 2345' 13345' 13345' 13400' 13400' 370000 370000 380000 380000 390000 390000 400000 400000 7380000 7380000 7390000 7390000 Volume 2 , Part 2, page 210 MacDonnell Ranges