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Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory

Details:

Title

Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory

Other title

Matthew White ... [et al.]

Creator

White, Matthew; Albrecht, David; Duguid, Angus W.; Latz, Peter; Hamilton, Mary

Collection

E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books

Date

2000-12-00

Description

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

Language

English

Subject

Plants -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region; Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region

Publisher name

Arid Lands Environment Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs (N.T.)

Format

2 v. : maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

ISBN

0724527842 (v. 1); 0724527850 (v. 2)

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243744

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601270

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 266 Stony Plains 10.2 SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE STONY PLAINS BIOREGION Site: 25-5-2 Wilyunpa Tablelands Level of significance: national Location: 25 57' S 134 57' E; South of the floodout of the Finke River in the far south of the study area. Area: 892 km2 Map sheets: McDills SG 53-7 & Finke SG 53-6 Bioregions: STP (99.9%) & Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD slither) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Andado Station (31% of site) and New Crown Station (64% of site); Freehold - Apatula Aboriginal Land Trust (2% of site) Description: The site is bounded to the south by the South Australia border and by the Finke River and its floodout the north. The site includes the catchment of Coglin Creek which drains the Wilyunpa tableland, a peneplain of clay soils and eroded siltstone and sandstone. Notes: The site is particularly important in the history of plant taxonomy in Central Australia and includes the type location for 11 plant taxa: Brachyachne ciliaris, Eragrostis leptocarpa, Eragrostis laniflora, Urochloa gilesii, Gilesia biniflora, Cyperus gilesii, Ptilotus aristatus, Ptilotus blackii, Sclerolaena longicuspis, Crotalaria smithiana and Dichromochlamys dentatifolia. Of particular interest within the site are extensive Coolabah (Eucalyptus coolabah) Woodlands and Saltbush shrublands (dominated by Atriplex nummularia subsp.ommissa). A large number of taxa are only known in the NT portion of the Stony Plains bioregion from this site. This is less significant for this site than for most others as it is a result of this site covering over half of the NT portion of the bioregion. Criteria satisfied: C1 b i), B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Bergia occultipetala {3R only known in STP from this site}, Plantago multiscapa {3K only known in STP from this site}, Ptilotus aristatus var. aristatus {3R (border) [N] only known in NT from this site}, Ptilotus aristatus var. eichlerianus {3R only known in STP from this site} Taxa of NT significance: Abutilon halophilum {3r only known in STP from this site}, Agrostis avenacea {3rC- only known in STP from this site}, Anemocarpa podolepidium {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Arabidella nasturtium {3r only known in STP from this site}, Astrebla lappacea {3k}, Atriplex angulata {3k [W] only known in STP from this site}, Atriplex fissivalvis {3r (border) [N] only known in STP from this site}, Atriplex incrassata {3r (border) [N] only known in NT from this site}, Atriplex lobativalvis {3r only known in STP from this site}, Atriplex nummularia subsp. omissa {3k (border) [N] only known in STP from this site}, Atriplex turbinata {3r only known in STP from this site}, Bulbine alata {3k only known in STP from this site}, Centipeda D18576 Andado {3k only known in STP from this site}, Chenopodium pumilio {3k only known in STP from this site}, Cullen discolor {3k only known in STP from this site}, Cullen graveolens {3k only known in STP from this site}, Dentella pulvinata {3r only known in STP from this site}, Eremophila battii {3r only known in STP from this site}, Eremophila rotundifolia {3r (border) [N] only known in NT from this site}, Eriachne benthamii {3kC- only known in STP from this site}, Euphorbia stevenii {3k only known in STP from this site}, Gilesia biniflora {3k only known in STP from this site}, Gunniopsis papillata {3r only known in NT from this site}, Maireana ciliata {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Maireana microcarpa {3r only known in STP from this site}, Mentha australis {3r (border) only known in STP from this site}, Osteocarpum acropterum var. acropterum {3k only known in STP from this site}, Paractaenum novae-hollandiae subsp. reversum {3kC- only known in STP from this site}, Peplidium foecundum {3k only known in STP from this site}, Pimelea simplex subsp. continua {3r only known in STP from this site}, Plagiobothrys plurisepalus {3r only known in STP from this site}, Pycnosorus pleiocephalus {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Rhodanthe uniflora {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Sclerolaena parallelicuspis {3rC- only known in STP from this site}, Streptoglossa cylindriceps {3kC- only known in STP from this site}, Tetragonia eremaea {3k only known in STP from this site}, Threlkeldia inchoata {3k only known in STP from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Capparis spinosa var. nummularia {STP (southern range limit) [S]}, Peplidium muelleri {STP (apparently rare) only known in STP from this site}


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