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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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Related items

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 288 Tanami Site: 19-1-2 Pargee Level of significance: bioregional Location: 19 37' S 129 14' E; Central Tanami Desert Area: 230 km2 Map sheet: Tanami SE 52-15 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Mount Frederick Aboriginal Land Trust (90% of site) and Mount Frederick (No.2) Aboriginal Land Trust (9% of site) Description: This site is broadly delineated by the extent of outcropping sandstone which forms the Pargee Range. The Pargee range is low, rarely rising to above 500 m ASL (less than 100 m above the surrounding sandplain). The site includes the footslopes and floodouts associated with the range. Notes: Many of the botanical values are centred on and around a few rockholes/waterholes in the ranges. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), A1 b ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Corymbia pachycarpa subsp. glabrescens {3K} Taxa of NT significance: Cyperus viscidulus {3k (border) only known in study area from this site}, Eucalyptus cupularis {3r} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Cajanus acutifolius {(disjunct & apparently rare) only known in TAN from this site}, Cyperus cuspidatus {(disjunct & apparently rare) only known in study area from this site}, Fimbristylis nuda {(disjunct & apparently rare)}, Gonocarpus chinensis s.lat. {(disjunct)}, Sesbania benthamiana {(disjunct) only known in study area from this site} Taxa of bioregional significance: Cyperus concinnus {TAN (western range limit) [W]}, Eleocharis nuda {TAN (apparently rare and western range limit) [W] only known in study area from this site}, Marsdenia viridiflora subsp. tropica {TAN (southern range limit) [S]}, Mukia A50961 Glen Helen Station {TAN (western range limit) [W]} Other taxa only known in TAN bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Amphipogon caricinus var. sericeus, Gomphrena cunninghamii Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 38 (48 %): Eucalyptus brevifolia (Snappy Gum) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (51 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey.

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