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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 296 Tanami Site: 20-1-2 Dead Bullock Soak Level of significance: bioregional Location: 20 33' S 129 56' E; 20 km east of Tanami Downs homestead. Area: 55 km2 Map sheet: The Granites SF 52-03 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal land Trust (100% of site) Description: This site incorporates a series of low chert hills surrounded by sandplain. The hills support Acacia pruinocarpa and Eucalyptus brevifolia woodland/shrubland with a Triodia-dominated understorey. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Abutilon lepidum {3r}, Brachyachne prostrata {3r}, Trianthema glossostigma {3r}, Triumfetta centralis {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 76 (57 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 38 (42 %): Eucalyptus brevifolia (Snappy Gum) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey.