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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 60 Burt Plain Site: 22-4-3 Upper Plenty River Level of significance: bioregional Location: 22 58' S 134 34' E; Approximately 100 km NNW of Alice Springs. Area: 176 km2 Map sheets: Alcoota SF 53-10 & Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregion: Burt Plain (BRT) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Mount Riddock Station (36% of site) and Alcoota Station (63% of site) Description: This site includes the headwaters of the Plenty River. Notes: This site incorporates an outlier of heavy nutrient-rich clay soils derived from the weathering of the Mount Riddock Metamorphics. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Cratystylis A36062 Glen Helen {3RC-} Taxa of NT significance: Astrebla lappacea {3k}, Cyperus gilesii {3k}, Gilesia biniflora {3k [N]}, Maireana schistocarpa {3k}, Pimelea microcephala subsp. microcephala {3r} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Maireana astrotricha {BRT (northern range limit) [N]}, Neobassia proceriflora {BRT (disjunct)}, Sclerolaena calcarata {BRT (disjunct)}, Zygophyllum prismatothecum {BRT (northern range limit) [N]} Other taxa only known in BRT bioregion from this site: Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. obliqua Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Aristida biglandulosa (1972) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 63 (31 %): Acacia georginae (Gidyea) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 65 (7 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Eragrostis eriopoda (Woolybutt) open-grassland understorey. Map unit 59 (4 %): Acacia estrophiolata (Ironwood), Atalaya hemiglauca (Whitewood) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 68 (1 < %): Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) Acacia tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) openshrubland understorey. Map unit 100 (51 %): Eragrostis xerophila (Neverfail) open-grassland with scattered trees and shrubs. Map unit 71 (5 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey.