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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 312 Tanami Site: 18-2-PL1 Winneke Floodout Level of significance: undetermined Location: 18 42' S 131 12' E; Ca. 80 km South West of Lajamanu Area: 420 km2 Map sheet: Winneke Creek SE 52-12 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal land Trust (100% of site) Description: This potential site of botanical interest includes the floodout of the Winneke Creek in the northern Tanami Desert. Notes: The floodout of this major watercourse supports a diversity of habitat types and is worthy of future investigation. Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: none Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Vallisneria annua {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Goodenia modesta {TAN (northern range limit) [N]} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 76 (21 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 27 (56 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 77 (22 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes. Site: 19-1-PL1 Lake Buck Level of significance: undetermined Location: 19 47' S 130 23' E; Central Tanami Desert, ca. 75 km NE of Tanami Settlement. Area: 324 km2 Map sheet: Tanami SE 52-15 Bioregion: Tanami (TAN) Tenure: Freehold - Central Desert Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: Site includes Lake Buck and the unnamed saline lake system to the south. Notes: When empty, the bed of Lake Buck reputedly supports tussock grasslands dominated by Astrebla sp. and Eragrostis xerophila. Surprisingly there has been no botanical collecting at or near Lake Buck. Also worthy of note are reports of extensive stands of Acacia maconochieana to the south of Lake Buck and unexplored paleodrainage systems. 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 (68 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 111 (20 %): Halosarcia (Samphire) low open-shrubland fringing bare salt pans. Map unit 100 (11 %): Eragrostis xerophila (Neverfail) open-grassland with scattered trees and shrubs. Map unit 52 (1 < %): Melaleuca glomerata (Inland Teatree) open-shrubland.


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