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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 254 Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields 9.3 SITES OF BIOREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE SIMPSON-STRZELECKI DUNEFIELDS BIOREGION Site: 23-4-8 Wyeecha Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 54' S 134 36' E; ca. 80 km east of Alice Springs. Area: 169 km2 Map sheet: Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregion: Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Todd River Station (94% of site); Freehold - Santa Teresa Aboriginal Land Trust (5% of site) Description: This site includes the low sandstone ranges north of Wyeecha Spring and areas of intervening and fringing plains. The un-named range is composed of Arumbera Sandstone and has minor outcroppings of dolomite and limestone. Notes: The botanical values of this site are concentrated on the small outcrops of dolomite, which is the favoured rock substrate for Minuria tridens. However, the sandstone areas support the most northerly and somewhat disjunct population of the rare Harnieria kempeana subsp. kempeana. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Harnieria kempeana subsp. kempeana {3RC-}, Minuria tridens {3VCi} Taxa of NT significance: Sida A90797 Rainbow Valley {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Austrostipa scabra subsp. scabra {SSD (disjunct)} Other taxa only known in SSD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Anemocarpa saxatilis, Oxalis perennans, Stemodia viscosa, Zygophyllum apiculatum Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 87 (72 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 63 (27 %): Acacia georginae (Gidyea) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey.