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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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Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601264; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601266; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601268

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Site: 23-5-2 Mount Ruby Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 22' S 135 4' E; Forms part of the Illogwa Creek catchment at the eastern edge of the east Macdonnell Ranges. Area: 31 km2 Map sheet: Illogwa Creek SF 53-15 Bioregion: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Ambalindum Station (84% of site) and Loves Creek Station (15% of site) Description: The site includes Mount Ruby and associated hills. Geology is mafic metamorphics, predominantly amphibolites. Notes: This area is difficult to access and is rarely visited. It warrants further investigation. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Austrostipa centralis {3RC- [E]}, Samolus eremaeus {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: none 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 66 (41 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) open-shrubland understorey. Map unit 68 (58 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. %U %U 23-5-2 M Mount Ruby Mount Coghlan 23-4-7 N AMG Zone53 2315' 2315' 13500' 13500' 500000 500000 510000 510000 520000 520000 7410000 7410000 7420000 7420000 7430000 7430000 Volume 2 , Part 2, page 211 MacDonnell Ranges

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