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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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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 86 Channel Country Site: 22-6-1 Tarlton Ranges Level of significance: bioregional Location: 22 47' S 136 48' E; South of Tarlton Downs Homestead. Area: 398 km2 Map sheet: Tobermorey SF 53-12 Bioregion: Channel Country (CHC) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Tarlton Downs Station (100% of site) Description: The site incorporates the southern Tarlton Range, and associated colluvial slopes and run-on areas. The sparse shrublands of the ranges are dominated by Acacia stowardii. The plains surrounding the range support Acacia georginae (Gidyea) woodlands and ephemeral Coolabah swamps. Notes: The site includes the only known NT population of Eremophila polyclada. An isolated and rarely visited area, which requires further investigation. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Corchorus elderi {3K} Taxa of NT significance: Atriplex crassipes var. crassipes {3k only known in CHC from this site}, Bergia diacheiron {3r only known in CHC from this site}, Enneapogon intermedius {3k only known in CHC from this site}, Eremophila polyclada {3r [N] only known in NT from this site}, Potamogeton crispus {3rC- only known in CHC from this site}, Sauropus rigens {3rC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Blennodia canescens {CHC (northern range limit) [N] only known in CHC from this site}, Eragrostis australasica {CHC (northern range limit) [N]}, Stenopetalum velutinum {CHC (northern limit) [N] only known in CHC from this site} Other taxa only known in CHC bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Amphipogon caricinus var. sericeus, Atriplex vesicaria subsp. macrocystidia, Centipeda minima subsp. A94915 NDhala Gorge, Chrysocephalum pterochaetum, Lepidium muelleriferdinandi, Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum, Swainsona oroboides Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 70 (2 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) low sparse-shrubland understorey. Map unit 74 (50 %): Acacia stowardii (Bastard Mulga), Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) sparse-shrubland. Map unit 63 (46 %): Acacia georginae (Gidyea) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey.