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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 311 Tanami 11.4 SITES OF UNDETERMINED SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE TANAMI BIOREGION Site: 18-1-PL1 Browns Range Level of significance: undetermined Location: 18 48' S 129 19' E; ca. 140 km NNW of Tanami Settlement. Area: 559 km2 Map sheet: Birrindudu SE 52-11 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal Land Trust (ca. 23% of site) and Yingualyalya Aboriginal Land Trust (ca. 76% of site) Description: This notional site of botanical interest includes a series of low sandstone hills (composed of Gardiner Sandstone) to the south west of the Birrindudu Range and a series of fringing, sub-linear ephemeral lakes. These physiographic features approximate the margins of a large granite dome (the Browns Range Dome) which, apart from minor outcropping is thinly covered by sand. Notes: This large and remote area is worth investigation. The geological characteristics of this area with low sandstone ranges bordering a large granite intrusion is very similar to site 19-1-3 (Coomarie) in the Central Tanami. Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: none 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 (63 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 38 (36 %): Eucalyptus brevifolia (Snappy Gum) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Site: 18-1-PL2 Birrindudu Range Level of significance: undetermined Location: 18 39' S 129 34' E; North-western Tanami Desert. Area: 365 km2 Map sheet: Birrindudu SE 52-11 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Birrindudu Station (67% of site); Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal land Trust (31% of site) and Yingualyalya Aboriginal land Trust (<1% of site) Description: This site includes the Birrindudu Range which is composed of sandstone and the sandplains and laterite rises to its north. This region supports some of the most northerly stands of Mulga (Acacia aneura) on the continent and possibly some stands of Boab (Adansonia gregorii). Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: none 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 38 (99 %): Eucalyptus brevifolia (Snappy Gum) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (1 < %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey.


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