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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: 23-5-4 Mount Long/Mount Mary Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 3' S 135 19' E; North-western extremity of the Harts Range. Area: 42 km2 Map sheet: Illogwa Creek SF 53-15 Bioregions: Burt Plain (BRT 59.8%) & MacDonnell Ranges (MAC 40.2%) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Huckitta Station (11% of site), Mount Riddock Station (89% of site) Description: This site includes Mount Long and Mount Mary. The geology of the site is crystalline metamorphic and includes various types of schist and gneiss typical of the Harts Range Metamorphics. Notes: Site is at the eastern margin of the extensive crystalline uplands of the north eastern Macdonnell Ranges. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Samolus eremaeus {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Lythrum paradoxum {3k}, Pimelea microcephala subsp. microcephala {3r} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia basedowii {MAC (northern and eastern range limits) [NE]}, Pleurosorus subglandulosus {MAC (northern range limit) [N]}, Vittadinia sulcata {MAC (disjunct)} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 68 (69 %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. Map unit 59 (31 %): Acacia estrophiolata (Ironwood), Atalaya hemiglauca (Whitewood) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. %U 23-5-4 Mount Long N AMG Zone53 2300' 2300' 13515' 13515' 530000 530000 540000 540000 7450000 7450000 7460000 7460000 Volume 2 , Part 2, page 212 MacDonnell Ranges

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