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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

Page content

Volume 2, Part 2, page 264 Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields Site: 23-6-PL1 Lake Caroline Level of significance: undetermined Location: 23 49' S 137 13' E; Lake Caroline and environs, ca. 340 km east of Alice Springs. Area: 251 km2 Map sheet: Hay River SF 53-16 Bioregion: Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) Tenure: Freehold - Atnetye Aboriginal Land Trust (66% of site) and vacant Crown land (33% of site) Description: This site includes Lake Caroline and associated saline lakes and wetlands. Notes: Further collecting following seasonal rains is required to establish the significance of this area. Taxa of Australian significance: Corchorus elderi {3K} Taxa of NT significance: Calotis kempei {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Calandrinia reticulata {SSD (northern range limit) [N]}, Goodenia berardiana {SSD (northern range limit) [N]} Other taxa only known in SSD bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Polycarpaea breviflora Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 111 (29 %): Halosarcia (Samphire) low open-shrubland fringing bare salt pans. Map unit 85 (70 %): 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. Site: 24-6-PL1 Hay River Floodout Level of significance: undetermined Location: 24 25' S 137 31' E; Northern Simpson Desert, ca. 420 km SSE of Alice Springs. Area: only mapped as point location Map sheet: Simpson Desert North SG 53-04 Bioregion: Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) Tenure: Vacant Crown land Description: The site approximates the termination of the Hay River in the Simpson Desert. Notes: This remote floodout is rarely visited and has never been subjected to grazing by domestic stock. Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: none Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none

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