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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 256 Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields Site: 24-4-2 Mount Capitor Level of significance: bioregional Location: 24 6' S 134 36' E; Approximately 20 km east of Santa Teresa. Area: 118 km2 Map sheet: Rodinga SG 53-2 Bioregion: Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) Tenure: Freehold - Santa Teresa Aboriginal Land Trust (96% of site); Pastoral Lease - Todd River Station (1% of site); Crown Land (2% of site) Description: The site is defined by both watershed and geology. The northern and western edge of the site is bounded by the top of the sandstone escarpment of the Allambarinja Range, which rises to around 550 m ASL (some 200 m above the surrounding plains). The eastern and southern boundary is defined by the base of Mount Capitor and the adjacent low range to the south. Both are predominantly composed of dolomite, with lenses of calcareous sandstone and rise to around 500 m ASL . Notes: The site is notable for supporting a population of Minuria tridens, as does the adjoining site of significance to the north site (23-4-8). Other occurrences of note include a highly disjunct population of the rare Acacia grasbyi and the presence of the poorly known Kohautia australiensis. Note also that the neighbouring sandplains to the east of the site supports an isolated stand of Allocasuarina decaisneana. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Harnieria kempeana subsp. kempeana {3RC-}, Kohautia australiensis {3KC- [S] only known in SSD from this site}, Minuria tridens {3VCi} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia grasbyi {3rC- [E] only known in SSD from this site}, Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii {3k only known in SSD from this site}, Dysphania sphaerosperma {3r}, Eragrostis A51007 Limestone {3k only known in SSD from this site}, Lythrum paradoxum {3k only known in SSD from this site}, Ptilotus aervoides {3k only known in SSD from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Austrostipa scabra subsp. scabra {SSD (disjunct)}, Convolvulus remotus {SSD (disjunct) only known in SSD from this site} Other taxa only known in SSD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Enneapogon eremophilus {[S]}, Indigofera A86365 MacDonnell Ranges, Ptilotus clementii, Sporobolus blakei, Stenopetalum velutinum, Swainsona burkei, Zygophyllum eichleri, Zygophyllum eremaeum Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 63 (56 %): Acacia georginae (Gidyea) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 87 (43 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey.