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Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory

Details:

Title

Plant species and sites of botanical significance in the southern bioregions of the Northern Territory

Other title

Matthew White ... [et al.]

Creator

White, Matthew; Albrecht, David; Duguid, Angus W.; Latz, Peter; Hamilton, Mary

Collection

E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books

Date

2000-12-00

Description

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

Language

English

Subject

Plants -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region; Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region

Publisher name

Arid Lands Environment Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs (N.T.)

Format

2 v. : maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

ISBN

0724527842 (v. 1); 0724527850 (v. 2)

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243744

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601270

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601264; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601266; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601268

Page content

Volume 2, Part 2, page 300 Tanami Site: 20-3-1 Paleo-Lander River Level of significance: bioregional Location: 20 20' S 132 40' E; Central Tanami Desert Area: 3567 km2 Map sheet: Lander River SF 53-01 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Karlantijpa South Aboriginal Land Trust (74% of site), Karlantijpa North Aboriginal Land Trust (25% of site) Central Desert Aboriginal Land Trust (<1% of site) and Wirlyajarrayi Aboriginal Land Trust (<1% of site) Description: This site is centred on a large paleo-river channel - possibly that of the Lander River - where it breaks through the system of east west dunes in the central Tanami Desert. The site also includes the surrounding dune field and paleo-floodout. Notes: This huge area includes reticulate and parallel dune systems, springs, soaks, Mulga woodlands, interdune ephemeral wetlands, playas and salinas. Extensive dune systems are relatively uncommon in the Tanami Desert and this area warrants further detailed survey. Note also that this site is contiguous with site 20-3-2 (Lake Surprise and the Lander River Floodout). Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), A1 b ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Comesperma A77288 Tanami {3R [E]}, Logania centralis {3KC- [NE]}, Olax spartea {3K [E]} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia wiseana {3r}, Chloris pumilio {3kC- only known in TAN from this site}, Gomphrena leptophylla {3k}, Halosarcia halocnemoides subsp. tenuis {3k}, Indigofera ammobia {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Fimbristylis rara {(disjunct)}, Gonocarpus chinensis s.lat. {(disjunct)}, Stylidium multiscapum {(disjunct) [S]}, Xyris complanata {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Bergia perennis subsp. perennis {TAN (eastern range limit) [E]}, Calotis erinacea {TAN (disjunct )}, Eremophila willsii subsp. A90926 Mt Katapata {TAN (northern range limit) [N]}, Lomandra leucocephala subsp. robusta {TAN (disjunct and northern range limit) [N]}, Neobassia astrocarpa {TAN (eastern range limit) [E]}, Solanum gilesii {TAN (eastern range limit) [E]}, Stackhousia megaloptera {TAN (disjunct)} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 77 (92 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 112 (7 %): Bare salt pan. Map unit 76 (1 < %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey.


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