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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 269 Stony Plains 10.3 SITES OF UNDETERMINED SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE STONY PLAINS BIOREGION Site: 25-5-PL1 Dakota Level of significance: undetermined Location: 25 55' S 135 50' E; West of the floodout of the Finke River and abutting the south Australian border - in the far south of the study area. Area: 236 km2 Map sheet: McDills SG 53-07 Bioregions: Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD 64.5%) & Stony Plains (STP 35.5%) Tenure: Freehold - Pmer Ulperre Ingwemirne Arletherre Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: The site includes Mount Etingambra, the Walla Hills and the surrounding alluvial soils. Notes: This area has not been the subject of any collecting or botanical exploration but supports similar landsystems to the neighbouring site of significance 25-5-2 (Wilyunpa Tablelands). Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: none Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none Other taxa only known in (NT portion) from this site: Synaptantha tillaeacea var. hispidula Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 85 (71 %): 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 109 (16 %): Chenopod open-herbland with ephemeral open-herb/grassland. Map unit 110 (12 %): Atriplex vesicaria (Bladder Saltbush) low sparse-shrubland with ephemeral open-herb/grassland.

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