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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 68 Central Ranges 2.2 SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE CENTRAL RANGES BIOREGION Site: 24-1-2 Petermann Ranges Level of significance: national Location: 24 59' S 129 16' E; South of Docker River in the far south west of the study area. Area: 1905 km2 Map sheets: Bloods Range SG 52-3 & Petermann Ranges SG 52-7 Bioregion: Central Ranges (CR) Tenure: Freehold - Petermann Aboriginal Land Trust (100% of site) Description: This large site comprises the greater Petermann Ranges (including all of the steep quartzite ranges and their outliers - the Dean, Mannanana, Ilyaralona, Curdie and Piultarana Ranges, as well as Mount Skene, Mount Fagen and Mount Hastie), much of the Pottoyu Hills (including Mount Bearteaux and the upper catchment of Giles Creek) and their associated alluvial fans and all intervening sandplain. The site is large and geologically diverse. The main landscape feature is the series of steep ridges of quartzite emerging from sandplain (Dean Quartzite). The ridges rise to 1000 m ASL at their highest point, which is up to 300 m above the surrounding plains. These ranges/ridges provide shaded aspects and harbour numerous precipitous gorges. The comparatively gentle topography which characterises the Pottoyu Hills, is composed of pre-Cambrian metamorphosed granite (Pottoyu Granite) and schist quartz feldspar. In the valleys and plains between the ranges there are extensive deposits of alluvium and minor occurrences of aeolian sand. These valleys support extensive tracts of Acacia spp. dominated shrubland. Notes: The site incorporates the type localities of Acacia macdonnellensis subsp. teretifolia, Dicrastylis petermannensis, Dampiera dentata, Isotropis centralis, Ozothamnus A25067 Petermann Ranges and Cyperus centralis. Goodenia rupestris is endemic to this site. Criteria satisfied: A1 a i), A1 b i), B1 b2 ii), A1 c i), A2 e i), A3 c i), C1 B i), B1 b2 i), B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Acacia auricoma {3K [SE]}, Callistemon pauciflorus {3RC- [SW] only known in CR from this site}, Dicrastylis petermannensis {3K (border) [NE] only known in NT from this site}, Eucalyptus sparsa {3K (border) [N]}, Goodenia rupestris {2R (border) endemic to/only known from this site}, Leucopogon sonderensis {3RC- [SW] only known in CR from this site}, Melaleuca fulgens subsp. corrugata {3R (border) [N] only known in NT from this site}, Ozothamnus A25067 Petermann Ranges {3K (border) [E]}, Prostanthera centralis {3K}, Ptilotus royceanus {3K (border) [E] only known in NT from this site}, Sida A83883 Petermann Ranges {2K (border) [E] only known in NT from this site}, Stylidium inaequipetalum {3RCa only known in CR from this site} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia macdonnelliensis subsp. teretifolia {3k (border) [E] only known in NT from this site}, Acacia pachyacra {3k}, Arthropodium strictum {3rC- only known in CR from this site}, Caesia chlorantha {3r (border) only known in study area from this site}, Cymbopogon dependens {3kC-}, Dampiera dentata {3r (border) [E] only known in NT from this site}, Enneapogon intermedius {3k}, Eremophila alternifolia {3k only known in CR from this site}, Eremophila clarkei {3r (border)}, Eremophila elderi {3k}, Eremophila hughesii subsp. hughesii {3k (border) [E] only known in NT from this site}, Eremophila serrulata {3k (border)}, Eriochlamys behrii {3k only known in CR from this site}, Goodenia brunnea {3r (border)}, Goodenia centralis {3kC-}, Hakea rhombales {3k}, Isolepis australiensis {3kC- only known in CR from this site}, Isotropis centralis {3rC}, Lechenaultia lutescens {3k}, Maireana appressa {3k only known in CR from this site}, Newcastelia bracteosa {3k}, Oldenlandia argillacea {3kC- only known in CR from this site}, Poranthera microphylla s.lat. {3rC- only known in CR from this site}, Rhodanthe laevis {3r only known in CR from this site}, Rulingia rotundifolia {3r only known in CR from this site}, Sida calyxhymenia {3r}, Solanum lasiophyllum {3k}, Stenanthemum A81040 Docker River {3k}, Swainsona disjuncta {3k only known in CR from this site}, Tietkensia corrickiae {3r}, Trichodesma zeylanicum var. grandiflorum {2r}, Tricoryne elatior s.lat. {3rC-}, Triodia helmsii {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Xanthorrhoea thorntonii {3rCa only known in CR from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Acacia chippendalei {CR (southern range limit) [S]}, Acacia hilliana {CR (southern range limit) [S]}, Acacia monticola {CR (southern range limit) [S]}, Baeckea polystemonea {CR (disjunct) only known in CR from this site}, Calandrinia reticulata {CR (apparently rare) only known in CR from this site}, Grevillea wickhamii subsp. aprica {CR (southern range limit) [S] only known in CR from this site}, Ptychosema anomalum {CR (western range limit) [W]}, Sclerolaena urceolata {CR (western range limit) [W] only known in CR from this site}


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