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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 274 Tanami 11.2 SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE TANAMI BIOREGION Site: 20-1-3 Western Tanami Paleodrainage Systems Level of significance: national Location: 20 46' S 130 25' E; Central Tanami Desert Area: 2383 km2 Map sheets: The Granites SF 52-3, Highland Rocks SF 52-7 & Mount Solitaire SF 52-4 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Aboriginal Land Trust (67% of site), Yiningarra Aboriginal Land Trust (17% of site), Lake Mackay Aboriginal Land Trust (2% of site) and Mangkururrpa Aboriginal Land Trust (12% of site) Description: This site incorporates several of the large paleo-drainage features in the central Tanami Desert. The landscape is a complex mosaic of evaporites (halite, gypcrete and calcrete), aeolian deposits of sand, playa deposits in salinas and claypans, and outcrops of silicified calcrete and laterite capping. Notes: The site includes the type location for Halosarcia pergranulata subsp. elongata, Marsilea latzii, Tecticornia verrucosa and Stylidium desertorum. Criteria satisfied: A1 a i), A1 b i), A2 e i), A3 c i), B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Bergia occultipetala {3R}, Bonamia alatisemina {3K}, Corynotheca asperata {3K [E]}, Eleocharis papillosa {3R [NW]}, Goodenia A44284 Subsaline {3K}, Marsilea latzii {3R [NSEW] endemic to/only known from this site} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia synchronicia {3k [E] only known in NT from this site}, Acacia wiseana {3r}, Brachyachne prostrata {3r}, Calandrinia pleiopetala {3rC- only known in TAN from this site}, Centipeda racemosa {3k}, Corchorus walcottii {3k}, Dysphania sphaerosperma {3r only known in TAN from this site}, Eriachne flaccida {3r [E] only known in NT from this site}, Gomphrena leptophylla {3k}, Gonocarpus eremophilus {3k}, Halosarcia halocnemoides subsp. tenuis {3k}, Halosarcia indica subsp. bidens {3k only known in TAN from this site}, Heliotropium diversifolium {3k}, Heliotropium glanduliferum {3k}, Indigofera ammobia {3k}, Lawrencia viridi-grisea {3r only known in TAN from this site}, Mimulus prostratus {3k}, Peplidium A88036 Tanami {3k}, Pluchea tetranthera {3k}, Sclerolaena minuta {3k}, Senna artemisioides subsp. symonii {3r}, Tephrosia brachycarpa {3k}, Tephrosia uniovulata {3k}, Trianthema glossostigma {3r}, Trianthema turgidifolia {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Byblis filifolia {(disjunct)}, Cyperus castaneus {(disjunct)}, Fimbristylis rara {(disjunct) [S]}, Sporobolus virginicus {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia jennerae {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Angianthus cyathifer {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Drosera petiolaris {TAN (southern range limit) [S]}, Enneapogon purpurascens {TAN (southern range limit) [S]}, Eremophea spinosa {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Goodenia maideniana {TAN (disjunct and northern range limit) [N] only known in TAN from this site}, Goodenia virgata {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Heliotropium flintii {TAN (disjunct)}, Iseilema eremaeum {TAN (disjunct and apparently rare) only known in TAN from this site}, Lepidium phlebopetalum {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Mitrasacme exserta {TAN (southern range limit) [S]}, Peplidium aithocheilum {TAN (northern range limit) [N] only known in TAN from this site}, Rotala occultiflora {TAN (disjunct)}, Swainsona unifoliolata {TAN (disjunct and northern range limit) [N]}, Triglochin hexagonum {TAN (disjunct)}, Zygophyllum compressum {TAN (northern range limit) [N]} Other taxa only known in TAN bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Bracteantha bracteata, Indigofera psammophila, Iseilema dolichotrichum, Ruppia maritima, Sclerolaena clelandii, Sida ammophila, Tephrosia sphaerospora, Vigna lanceolata var. lanceolata {only known in study area from this site} Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Halosarcia pergranulata subsp. elongata (1970s), Marsilea latzii (1980), Stylidium desertorum (1973), Tecticornia verrucosa (1970) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 77 (3 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 76 (41 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 111 (24 %): Halosarcia (Samphire) low open-shrubland fringing bare salt pans. Map unit 52 (16 %): Melaleuca glomerata (Inland Teatree) open-shrubland. Map unit 86 (14 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) or Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes.


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