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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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Site: 20-4-1 Thring Swamp Level of significance: bioregional Location: 20 48' S 134 17' E; Wycliffe Well - Tanami Desert Area: 102 km2 Map sheet: Bonney Well SF 53-02 Bioregions: Tanami (TAN 98%) & Davenport Murchison Ranges (DAV 2%) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Singleton Station (99% of site); Freehold Iliyarne Aboriginal Land Trust (<1% of site) Description: Floodout of Wycliffe Creek - Alluvial soils clays/clayloams. This site includes semi-permanent and permanent waterholes on Wycliffe Creek, and the associated floodout with alluvial clay/clay loam soils. Notes: Type location for Fimbristylis ammobia. Significant site for the conservation of aquatic and semi-aquatic flora in central Australia, though only a small percentage of the site provides suitable habitat for the more significant taxa. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Isotoma luticola {3R} Taxa of NT significance: Elacholoma hornii {3rC-}, Nymphaea immutabilis subsp. immutabilis {3v} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Marsilea mutica {(disjunct) only known in TAN from this site}, Nymphoides indica {(disjunct) only known in study area from this site} Taxa of bioregional significance: none Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Fimbristylis ammobia Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 27 (71 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (28 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. %U %U 20-4-1 Singleton Thring Swamp Wycliffe Well AMG Zone53 2045' 2045' 13415' 13415' 410000 410000 420000 420000 430000 430000 7700000 7700000 7710000 7710000 N Volume 2, Part 2, page 302 Tanami