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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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Site: 19-4-3 Little Lake Surprise (Ngwrratiji) Level of significance: bioregional Location: 19 49' S 133 57' E; Approximately 30km South West of Tennant Creek Area: 2 km2 Map sheet: Tennant Creek SE 53-14 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Tennant Creek Station (100% of site) Description: This site is an ephemeral freshwater lake. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Bergia occultipetala {3R} Taxa of NT significance: Centipeda racemosa {3k}, Lythrum wilsonii {3r only known in TAN from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Bergia perennis subsp. obtusifolia {TAN (eastern range limit) [E]}, Coleocoma centaurea {TAN (eastern range limit) [E]}, Sclerolaena crenata {TAN (eastern range limit) [E]} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 76 (100 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. %U %U 19-4-3 Diamond Drill Hole Bore (aband) No 2 Bore (aband) AMG Zone53 1945' 1945' 13400' 13400' 390000 390000 7810000 7810000 7820000 7820000N Volume 2, Part 2, page 295 Tanami