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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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Site: 19-6-1 Buchanan Rises Level of significance: bioregional Location: 19 10' S 136 48' E; ca. 15 km south of Alexandria Station Homestead. Area: 180 km2 Map sheet: Ranken SE 53-16 Bioregion: Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Alexandria Station (100% of site) Description: This site comprises a low but extensive rise, composed of Mittebah Sandstone (cross-bedded quartz sandstone) and minor outcroppings of tertiary limestone, dolomite, siltstone and gypsum. The site also includes the rather abrupt ecological boundary between the sandstone rises and the surrounding black soil plains. Notes: Type location for Corymbia capricornia. Criteria satisfied: A1 b ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Terminalia aridicola subsp. aridicola {3r (border)} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none Other taxa only known in MGD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Senna oligoclada, Triodia bitextura Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Corymbia capricornia (1947) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 42 (79 %): Corymbia opaca (Bloodwood) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 96 (20 %): Astrebla pectinata (Barley Mitchell grass) grassland. %U %U %U B 19-6-1 16 Paddock Dam Buchanan Bore (government) Alexandria Bore (government) Puzzle Waterhole AMG Zone53 1915' 1915' 13645' 13645' 680000 680000 690000 690000 700000 700000 7870000 7870000 7880000 7880000 7890000 7890000 N Volume 2, Part 2, page 233 Mitchell Grass Downs