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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: 25-6-1 Lake Poeppel Level of significance: bioregional Location: 25 54' S 137 56' E; Central Simpson Desert Area: 291 km2 Map sheet: Simpson Desert South SG 53-8 Bioregion: Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) Tenure: Vacant Crown Land (100% of site) Description: The site centres on Lake Poeppel, adjacent saline lakes and the intervening dunefields in the far south-east corner of the Northern Territory. The site includes extensive tracts of parallel dunes, ephemeral swamps and saline interdune areas. Notes: There have been very few botanical collections made at this site. Further survey in this area and adjacent saline discharge areas such as Mirranponga Pungunna Lake should be carried out. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Cullen discolor {3k}, Dysphania sphaerosperma {3r [E]}, Nitraria billardieri {3r only known in SSD from this site}, Swainsona laxa {3r}, Trichanthodium skirrophorum {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Halosarcia pergranulata subsp. elongata {SSD (disjunct and apparently rare) only known in SSD from this site} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 85 (83 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse shrubland overstorey between dunes and Zygochloa paradoxa (Sandhill Cane Grass) open-hummock grassland on dune crests. Map unit 111 (16 %): Halosarcia (Samphire) low open-shrubland fringing bare salt pans. %U Lake Poeppel Lake Thomas 25-6-1 Poeppel Corner N AMG Zone53 2600' 2600' 2545' 2545' 13745' 13745' 13800' 13800' 780000 780000 790000 790000 800000 800000 7130000 7130000 7140000 7140000 Volume 2, Part 2, page 262 Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields