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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

Other title

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.

File type



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

Page content

Volume 2, Part 2, page 234 Mitchell Grass Downs Site: 19-6-2 Lorne Creek Waterholes Level of significance: bioregional Location: 19 48' S 137 6' E; Southern edge of the Mitchell Grass Downs. Area: 13 km2 Map sheet: Ranken SE 53-16 Bioregion: Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - East Ranken Station (99% of site); Freehold - Gulangulu Aboriginal Land Trust (1% of site) Description: Site comprises the series of semi-permanent waterholes that characterise the passage of Lorne Creek, a tributary of the Ranken River, through low sandstone rises with Bloodwood open woodlands. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Nymphaea immutabilis subsp. immutabilis {3v} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none Botanically Significant Waterholes at the site: Lorne Waterhole Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 42 (69 %): Corymbia opaca (Bloodwood) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 96 (30 %): Astrebla pectinata (Barley Mitchell grass) grassland.

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