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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: 24-3-4 Illawilla Level of significance: bioregional Location: 24 21' S 133 6' E; Southern Macdonnell Ranges Area: 240 km2 Map sheet: Henbury SG 53-1 Bioregions: MacDonnell Ranges (MAC 74.6%) & Finke (FIN 25.4%) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Henbury Station (99% of site), Orange Creek (<1% of site) Description: Includes the catchments of Illawilla Creek and neighbouring watercourses. Notes: The significant values of this site centre on the narrow sandstone gorges, where several minor tributaries of the Palmer River including Illawilla Creek have 'cut' down through the soft sediments of Mereenie and Hermannsburg sandstone to create deep narrow gorges such as Caterpillar Gorge. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Eucalyptus lucens {3RC- [S]}, Harnieria kempeana subsp. kempeana {3RC-} Taxa of NT significance: Goodenia havilandii {3rC-}, Hibbertia glaberrima {3rCa}, Sida A59261 Kathlene Springs {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Vittadinia sulcata {MAC (disjunct)} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 87 (15 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 58 (1 < %): Acacia aneura (Mulga)/mixed species low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 93 (1 < %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak) openwoodland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 92 (19 %): Triodia brizoides (Hillside Spinifex) hummock grassland with mixed species low open-woodland overstorey. Map unit 71 (63 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. %U %U 24-3-4 Mount Holder Shepherds Bore N AMG Zone53 2415' 2415' 13300' 13300' 300000 300000 310000 310000 7300000 7300000 7310000 7310000 Volume 2 , Part 2, page 213 MacDonnell Ranges

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