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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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Site: 23-4-17 Everard Scrub Level of significance: bioregional Location: 23 32' S 133 43' E; Approximately 40 km north of Alice Springs. Area: 597 km2 Map sheet: Alice Springs SF 53-14 Bioregion: Burt Plain (BRT) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Bond Springs Station (66% of site), Hamilton Downs Station (15% of site) and Yambah Station (18% of site); Freehold - Mpweringe-Arnapipe (2) Aboriginal Land Trust (<1% of site) Description: The site includes a large area of red-earth plain with extensive stands of 'groved' Mulga (Acacia aneura) shrubland. The site is bounded to the west by an arbitrary line where botanical values are unknown as a consequence of bias in the available data. The site is otherwise bounded by the extent of Mulga shrubland. Notes: This site supports several plants which are uncommon, rare or poorly known in the study area. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Bulbostylis pyriformis {3rC-}, Calotis cuneifolia {3k}, Chenopodium pumilio {3k}, Digitaria hystrichoides {3r}, Einadia nutans subsp. nutans {3rC-}, Eragrostis lanicaulis {3k only known in BRT from this site}, Ophioglossum polyphyllum {3rC-}, Sclerolaena muricata var. muricata {3r only known in BRT from this site}, Senecio cunninghamii var. serratus {3r only known in BRT from this site}, Sida A71181 Bond Springs {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia salicina {BRT (disjunct)}, Sclerolaena calcarata {BRT (disjunct)}, Sclerolaena obliquicuspis {BRT (northern limit) [N]} Other taxa only known in BRT bioregion from this site: Chenopodium cristatum, Hibiscus sturtii var. campylochlamys, Minuria cunninghamii {[N]}, Othonna gregorii Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 65 (82 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Eragrostis eriopoda (Woolybutt) open-grassland understorey. Map unit 59 (4 %): Acacia estrophiolata (Ironwood), Atalaya hemiglauca (Whitewood) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. %U %U %U %U %U 23-4-17 Adla Hill Boen Hill Scrub Hill Joppita Bore Everard Scrub N AMG Zone53 2330' 2330' 2315' 2315' 13330' 13330' 13345' 13345' 13400'350000 350000 360000 360000 370000 370000 380000 380000 390000 390000 7400000 7400000 7410000 7410000 7420000 7420000 7430000 7430000 Volume 2, Part 2, page 62 Burt Plain