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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 292 Tanami Site: 19-1-4 Tanami Range Level of significance: bioregional Location: 19 55' S 129 43' E; Central Tanami Desert Area: 282 km2 Map sheets: Tanami SE 52-15 & The Granites SF 52-03 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal land Trust (100% of site) Description: This site is broadly delineated by the extent of outcropping sandstone, which forms the Tanami Range and the Black Hills and consists of two discrete polygons. The site includes part of the surrounding and intervening sandplain, which includes calcrete and laterite rises. These ranges are low, rarely rising more than 50 m above the surrounding sandplain. Notes: This area is particularly important for the conservation of Acacia abbreviata where it grows on laterite rises beneath sandstone ranges. This is also the type locality for this species. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Acacia abbreviata {3R [E]}, Goodenia A44284 Subsaline {3K [NW]} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia maconochieana {3r}, Acacia wiseana {3r}, Eucalyptus cupularis {3r [S]}, Gonocarpus eremophilus {3k}, Heliotropium diversifolium {3k}, Jacksonia aculeata {3k}, Newcastelia cladotricha {3k}, Senna curvistyla {3k}, Tephrosia brachycarpa {3k}, Triumfetta johnstonii {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Acacia conspersa {(disjunct) [W]}, Fimbristylis nuda {(disjunct & apparently rare)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Eragrostis laniflora {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Triglochin hexagonum {TAN (disjunct)} Other taxa only known in TAN bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Cyperus microcephalus {only known in study area from this site}, Ptilotus decipiens Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Acacia abbreviata (1970) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 38 (65 %): Eucalyptus brevifolia (Snappy Gum) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (34 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey.