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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 284 Tanami Site: 18-4-1 Whittington and Short Ranges Level of significance: bioregional Location: 18 57' S 134 7' E; Short Range Area: 1169 km2 Map sheets: Helen Springs SE 53-10 & Tennant Creek SE 53-14 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Banka Banka Station (62% of site), Brunchilly Station (8% of site), Phillip Creek Station (21% of site); Freehold - Karlantijpa North (6% of site) and Warumungu (<1% of site) Aboriginal Land Trusts Description: The site includes catchments of the major creeks draining the Whittington and Short Ranges, (Gibson Creek, Attack Creek, Morphett Creek, and Kuerschner Creek) and the floodouts of these watercourses. The ranges are predominantly quartz sandstone, limestone and dolomite. Notes: The site is important in the history of botanical discovery in central Australia and includes the type locations for a number of plant taxa. The type specimens were collected by John Macdonnell Stuart in the 1860's. Criteria satisfied: A1 a. ii), A1 b. ii), B1 b1 ii), B1 c ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Heliotropium subreniforme {3K [N]}, Striga squamigera {3K only known in TAN from this site} Taxa of NT significance: Commelina tricarinata {3k [W] only known in TAN from this site}, Corchorus pumilio {3kC-}, Distichostemon barklyanus {3k}, Fimbristylis corynocarya {3k}, Fimbristylis signata {3k}, Gomphrena leptophylla {3k}, Heliotropium ballii {3k}, Mukia micrantha {3k only known in study area from this site}, Senna artemisioides subsp. symonii {3r}, Tephrosia brachycarpa {3k}, Thaumastochloa pubescens {3k}, Triodia latzii {3k}, Triumfetta johnstonii {3k}, Velleia macrocalyx {3r only known in TAN from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Acacia shirleyi {(apparently rare) only known in study area from this site}, Arundinella setosa {(disjunct) [W] only known in study area from this site}, Cyperus cristulatus {(disjunct & apparently rare) only known in study area from this site}, Fimbristylis nuda {(disjunct & apparently rare)}, Fimbristylis tristachya {(apparently rare) only known in study area from this site}, Goodenia odonnellii {(disjunct) only known in study area from this site}, Panicum mindanaense {(disjunct)}, Schizachyrium pseudeulalia {(disjunct) only known in TAN from this site}, Triumfetta micracantha {(apparently rare) only known in TAN from this site} Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia difficilis {TAN (southern range limit) [S] only known in study area from this site}, Acacia spondylophylla {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Eriocaulon pygmaeum {TAN (southern range limit) [S]}, Goodenia larapinta {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Heliotropium skeleton {TAN (northern limit) [N]}, Mukia A50961 Glen Helen Station {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Sclerolaena cuneata {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Tribulopis bicolor {TAN (eastern and southern range limit) [E]} Other taxa only known in TAN bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Anisomeles malabarica {only known in study area from this site}, Cyperus holoschoenus {only known in study area from this site}, Iseilema fragile, Mnesithea formosa, Mollugo molluginis {[E]}, Ptilotus incanus var. elongatus {[E] only known in NT from this site}, Ptilotus spicatus subsp. leianthus var. leianthus, Xenostegia tridentata {only known in study area from this site} Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Acacia perryi (1946), Gastrolobium grandiflorum (1860s), Goodenia ramelii (1860s), Ipomoea costata (1860s), Isotropis atropurpurea (1860s), Ptilotus incanus var. elongatus (1948), Senna oligoclada Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 42 (4 %): Corymbia opaca (Bloodwood) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 39 (1 %): Eucalyptus pruinosa (Silver Box), Lysiphyllum cunninghamii (Bauhinia) low open-woodland with hummock/tussock grassland understorey. Map unit 36 (1 %): Eucalyptus leucophloia (Snappy Gum) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia bitextura (Curly Spinifex) open-hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 27 (19 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 34 (70 %): Eucalyptus dichromophloia (Variable-barked Bloodwood) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 96 (2 %): Astrebla pectinata (Barley Mitchell grass) grassland.


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