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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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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 75 Channel Country 3. Channel Country Bioregion 3.1 OVERVIEW OF THE NT PORTION OF THE CHANNEL COUNTRY BIOREGION The Channel Country bioregion comprises an area of 314,100km2, 10% (31,400km2) of which is located in the Northern Territory. The remainder of this bioregion occurs in three states, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. The NT portion of the bioregion presents as a dissected undulating plain and is broadly characterised by extensive woodlands of Gidyea (Acacia georginae). The landscape is largely the result of the denudation of cretaceous marine sediments which has produced fine textured soils in the low lying areas and coarse, gravelly (often calcareous) soils higher in the landscape. Topographic relief is generally low, with duricrusted jump-ups and mesas remnant tertiary land surfaces - the dominant features. The exceptions being low hills and ranges composed of Proterozoic and Ordovician sediments such as the Jervois and Toko Ranges. The rainfall is highly variable but mostly summer dominant. Frosts are rare. A total of 73 indigenous vascular plant taxa are currently considered to be of conservation significance. These taxa are listed in volume 1, appendix 3. There is a paucity of detailed information on the flora of this region.

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