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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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Volume 2, Part 2, page 224 Mitchell Grass Downs 8.2 SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE MITCHELL GRASS DOWNS BIOREGION Site: 18-5-1 Brunette Creek Waterholes Level of significance: national Location: 18 39' S 135 60' E; Central Barkly Tablelands Area: 209 km2 Map sheet: Brunette Downs SE 53-11 Bioregion: Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Brunette Downs Station (100% of site) Description: This site extends from the termination of Brunette Creek at Lake Sylvester and continues upstream to Lily Woodcutter waterhole. Notes: This site has numerous permanent waterholes along Brunette Creek. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Goodenia nigrescens {3KC-}, Mukia A90788 Tobermorey Station {3V [W] only known in MGD from this site} Taxa of NT significance: Corchorus pascuorum {3k}, Iotasperma sessilifolia {3k}, Nymphaea immutabilis subsp. immutabilis {3v}, Rumex crystallinus {3r} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia georginae {MGD (northern range limit) [N]} Botanically Significant Waterholes at the site: Brunette Downs Homestead Waterhole, Lily Woodcutter Waterhole Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 107 (1 < %): Chenopodium auricomum (Bluebush) low open-shrubland with ephemeral grassland understorey. Map unit 28 (4 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with Chenopodium auricomum (Bluebush) sparse-shrubland understorey. Map unit 96 (76 %): Astrebla pectinata (Barley Mitchell grass) grassland. Map unit 26 (19 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low-open woodland with Eulalia aurea (Silky Browntop), Astrebla (Mitchell Grass) grassland understorey.