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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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Volume 2, Part 2, page 226 Mitchell Grass Downs Site: 18-6-1 Connells Lagoon Level of significance: national Location: 18 48' S 136 30' E; ca. 30 km north west of Alexandria Station Homestead on the Barkly Tablelands. Area: 387 km2 Map sheets: Mount Drummond SE 53-12 & Brunette Downs SE 53-11 Bioregion: Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) Tenure: Connell Lagoon Conservation Reserve (59 % of site); Pastoral Lease - Brunette Downs Station (16% of site), Alexandria Station (7% of site) and Mittiebah Station (11% of site); Freehold - Mittiebah Aboriginal Land Trust (4% of site) Description: This site is centred on Connell's Lagoon Conservation Reserve. Notes: The significance of this area is partly a result of sustained botanical survey and collecting in this area. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Goodenia D70208 Barkly {3KC- (border) [W] only known in MGD from this site}, Goodenia nigrescens {3KC- [S]}, Phyllanthus lacerosus {3KC-}, Polygala gabrielae {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Enteropogon minutus {3kC- (border)}, Fimbristylis D70268 Connells Lagoon {3rC-}, Iotasperma sessilifolia {3k}, Ipomoea argillicola {3r}, Iseilema calvum {3k}, Mimulus prostratus {3k only known in MGD from this site}, Oldenlandia argillacea {3kC- only known in MGD from this site}, Portulaca oligosperma {3kC- (border)}, Pycnosorus eremaeus {3kC-}, Sida laevis {3kC-}, Sorghum grande {3rC- (border) only known in study area from this site}, Stemodia lathraia {3k (border) only known in study area from this site}, Tribulopis sessilis {3kC- (border) only known in NT from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Crinum angustifolium {(apparently rare) only known in MGD from this site}, Fimbristylis trachycarya {(disjunct & apparently rare) only known in study area from this site} Taxa of bioregional significance: Stemodia tephropelina {MGD (eastern range limit) [E]} Other taxa only known in MGD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Blumea diffusa, Eragrostis confertiflora, Fimbristylis microcarya, Mnesithea formosa, Pterocaulon serrulatum var. velutinum, Wrightia saligna Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 96 (100 %): Astrebla pectinata (Barley Mitchell grass) grassland.