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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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Site: 21-4-3 Barrow Creek Level of significance: bioregional Location: 21 32' S 133 52' E; Barrow Creek Area: 67 km2 Map sheet: Barrow Creek SF 53-6 Bioregion: Burt Plain (BRT) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Neutral Junction Station (85% of site) and Stirling Station (14% of site) Description: The site incorporates the upper catchment of Barrow Creek. Notes: This site has a high diversity of Acacia species. It also supports extensive, mature stands of Acacia paraneura and includes the type location for Acacia ancistrocarpa. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Sclerolaena minuta {3k}, Trianthema glossostigma {3r only known in BRT from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia hemignosta {BRT (southern range limit) [S] only known in BRT from this site}, Acacia murrayana {BRT (northern range limit) [N]}, Acacia perryi {BRT (southern range limit) [S] only known in BRT from this site}, Swainsona phacoides {BRT (northern range limit) [N]}, Triodia triaristata {BRT (northern range limit) [N]} Other taxa only known in BRT bioregion from this site: Heliotropium haesum Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Acacia ancistrocarpa Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 58 (93 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga)/mixed species low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 43 (6 %): Eucalyptus low open-woodland and/or Acacia sparse-shrubland with Triodia spicata (Spike Flower Spinifex), Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. %U %U %U %U %U 21-4-3 West Dam Rocky Dam Mount Mann Mount Gwynne Tara Community N AMG Zone53 2130' 2130' 13345' 13345' 13400' 13400' 370000 370000 380000 380000 390000 390000 400000 400000 7600000 7600000 7610000 7610000 7620000 7620000 7630000 7630000 Volume 2, Part 2, page 58 Burt Plain

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