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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 282 Tanami Site: 18-2-1 Hooker Creek and Floodout Level of significance: bioregional Location: 18 21' S 130 43' E; Northern edge of the Tanami Desert. Area: 117 km2 Map sheet: Winnecke Creek SE 52-12 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal Land Trust (75% of site), Hooker Creek Aboriginal Land Trust (24% of site); Pastoral Lease - Wave Hill Station (<1% of site) Description: This site comprises the floodout of Hooker Creek downstream of Lajamanu. The geology of the site is principally alluvial deposits of sand and loam. There are minor occurrences of lateritic gravels and outcropping dolomitic sandstones. Notes: The site has good populations of the Tanami endemic Corymbia pachycarpa subsp. glabrescens and is also includes the type location for Tephrosia brachycarpa. A poorly known site which requires further botanical survey. Criteria satisfied: A 1 a ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Corymbia pachycarpa subsp. glabrescens {3K [N]} Taxa of NT significance: Tephrosia brachycarpa {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Ampelocissus frutescens {TAN (southern range limit) [S] only known in study area from this site}, Hibiscus panduriformis var. australis {TAN (apparently rare) only known in study area from this site}, Mnesithea rottboellioides {TAN (apparently rare) only known in study area from this site} Other taxa only known in TAN bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Cyperus vaginatus Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Tephrosia brachycarpa Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 27 (32 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (67 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey.