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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.

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Volume 1 : Significant vascular plants -- Volume 2 : Significant sites




Plants -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region; Northern Territory -- Alice Springs Region

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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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Volume 2, Part 2 , page 78 Channel Country 3.2 SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE CHANNEL COUNTRY BIOREGION Site: 22-6-4 Illungnara Level of significance: national Location: 22 19' S 137 51' E; The site abuts the Queensland and Northern Territory border and is bisected by the Plenty Highway. Area: 523 km2 Map sheet: Tobermorey SF 53-12 Bioregion: Channel Country (CHC) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Tobermorey Station (86% of site) and Manners Creek Station (13% of site) Description: This site is focused on the Acacia georginae (Gidyea) woodlands and Astrebla grasslands associated with the confluence of a number of ephemeral creeks, including Manners, Imborjudu, Gumhole and Noonda Creeks. The site includes heavy soil plains ephemeral waterholes and seasonal swamps with bluebush and coolabah. Notes: This site is notable for the occurrence of the nationally vulnerable Mukia A90788 Tobermorey Station. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Mukia A90788 Tobermorey Station {3V} Taxa of NT significance: Atriplex muelleri {3r only known in CHC from this site}, Cyperus gilesii {3k only known in CHC from this site}, Eclipta alatocarpa {3k only known in CHC from this site}, Eragrostis lanicaulis {3k}, Iotasperma sessilifolia {3k}, Mentha australis {3r (border) only known in CHC from this site}, Mimulus prostratus {3k only known in CHC from this site}, Plantago cunninghamii {3k only known in CHC from this site}, Rhodanthe gossypina {3k}, Senna phyllodinea {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Ipomoea coptica {CHC (apparently rare) only known in CHC from this site}, Melochia pyramidata {CHC (apparently rare) only known in CHC from this site} Other taxa only known in CHC bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Aristida anthoxanthoides, Basilicum polystachyon, Boerhavia schomburgkiana, Cyperus bifax, Cyperus difformis, Eragrostis laniflora, Eriochloa australiensis, Mimulus gracilis, Mollugo cerviana, Paspalidium jubiflorum, Polycarpaea arida, Pseudoraphis spinescens, Sporobolus australasicus, Uranthoecium truncatum Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 62 (96 %): Acacia georginae (Gidyea) low open-woodland with Astrebla pectinata (Bull Mitchell Grass) open-grassland understorey. Map unit 71 (1 < %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. Map unit 96 (3 %): Astrebla pectinata (Barley Mitchell grass) grassland.