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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.

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Volume 1 : Significant vascular plants -- Volume 2 : Significant sites




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

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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 280 Tanami 11.3 SITES OF BIOREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE TANAMI BIOREGION Site: 18-1-1 Winnecke Hills Level of significance: bioregional Location: 18 45' S 130 18' E; Northern edge of the Tanami Desert. Area: 774 km2 Map sheet: Birrundudu SE 52-11 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: The site incorporates the catchment of Winnecke Creek, which drain the Winneke Hills. The geology of the area is made up of interbedded sandstones - sub-lithic arenite, conglomerates, tuffaceous sandstones and minor occurrences of porphyritic acid lava. Notes: An important and remote area where the flora of the Victoria River Region 'overlaps' the flora of the Tanami. This site includes the type localities of Levenhookia chippendalei and Acacia stipuligera. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Corymbia pachycarpa subsp. glabrescens {3K} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia stipulosa {3k}, Heliotropium pulvinum {3K}, Phyllanthus carpentariae {3k}, Stylidium floribundum {3k only known in study area from this site}, Trachymene villosa {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Byblis filifolia {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia estrophiolata {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Acacia lycopodiifolia {TAN (southern range limit) [S] only known in study area from this site}, Lechenaultia filiformis {TAN (southern range limit) [S]} Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Levenhookia chippendalei (1956), Acacia stipuligera Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 76 (2 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 38 (97 %): Eucalyptus brevifolia (Snappy Gum) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey.