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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.

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Volume 1 : Significant vascular plants -- Volume 2 : Significant sites




Plants -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region; Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region

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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 56 Burt Plain 1.3 SITES OF BIOREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE BURT PLAIN BIOREGION Site: 21-3-2 Central Mount Stuart Level of significance: bioregional Location: 21 54' S 133 25' E; Northern uplands. Area: 169 km2 Map sheet: Mount Peake SF 53-5 Bioregion: Burt Plain (BRT) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Anningie Station (49% of site) and Stirling Station (50% of site) Description: The site includes the Central Mount Stuart massif and outlying hills and associated run-on areas. This is a geologically complex area, comprised of dolomite, limestone, quartzite, calcareous pellite and arkosic conglomerates. Notes: The site is the type location for Triodia triaristata and Hakea grammatophylla. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), A1 b ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Digitaria hystrichoides {3r}, Elacholoma hornii {3rC-}, Gymnanthera cunninghamii {3r} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Buchnera linearis {BRT (southern range limit) [S]}, Eucalyptus sessilis {BRT (northern range limit) [N]}, Fuirena incrassata {BRT (apparently rare) only known in BRT from this site}, Gompholobium polyzygum {BRT (disjunct)}, Indigofera monophylla {BRT (eastern range limit) [E] only known in BRT from this site}, Isoetes muelleri {BRT (disjunct)}, Prostanthera striatiflora {BRT (northern range limit) [N]}, Rotala diandra {BRT (southern range limit) [S]}, Rotala occultiflora {BRT (disjunct) only known in BRT from this site}, Stackhousia A90542 Mt Liebig {BRT (apparently rare) only known in BRT from this site} Other taxa only known in BRT bioregion from this site: Centipeda minima subsp. A94915 NDhala Gorge, Cyperus nervulosus, Eriachne pulchella subsp. dominii, Triodia triaristata {[W]} Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Hakea grammatophylla (1860s), Triodia triaristata (1974) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 70 (34 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) low sparse-shrubland understorey. Map unit 58 (16 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga)/mixed species low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (31 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 65 (7 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Eragrostis eriopoda (Woolybutt) open-grassland understorey. Map unit 27 (9 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey.