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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

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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 96 Davenport Murchison Ranges 4.2 SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE DAVENPORT MURCHISON RANGES BIOREGION/SUBREGION Site: 20-4-3 Kurundi Creek Level of significance: national Location: 20 29' S 134 41' E; Southern Murchison Ranges Area: 334 km2 Map sheet: Bonney Well SF 53-02 Bioregions: Davenport Murchison Ranges (DAV 92.9%) & Tanami (TAN 7.1%) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Kurundi Station (93% of site); Freehold - Mungkarta Aboriginal Land Trust (2% of site) and Warumungu Aboriginal Land Trust (<1% of site); Proposed Davenport Murchison National Park (3% of site) Description: Catchment of Kurundi Creek includes minor gorges and permanent waterholes in the upper catchment and run-on areas beneath the ranges. The geology includes Epenarra volcanics (felsic volcanics, volcanoclastic volcanics, basaltic lava) and extensive areas of Hatches Creek sandstones. Notes: Notable plant records for this site include the nationally 'vulnerable' Rhamphicarpa australiensis and Trachymene inflata (one of only 3 records of this species also its type location). Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii), A1 b i) Taxa of Australian significance: Rhamphicarpa australiensis {3RC-}, Trachymene inflata {3RC- [N]} Taxa of NT significance: Distichostemon barklyanus {3k only known in DAV from this site}, Ophioglossum lusitanicum {3rC}, Sclerolaena minuta {3k only known in DAV from this site}, Vittadinia pustulata {3kC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Acacia hemsleyi {(disjunct)}, Fimbristylis nuda {(disjunct & apparently rare)}, Microcarpaea minima {(disjunct & rare)}, Schizachyrium pseudeulalia {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Abutilon andrewsianum {DAV (disjunct and apparently rare) only known in DAV from this site}, Acacia perryi {DAV (eastern range limit) [E] only known in DAV from this site}, Crotalaria montana {DAV (disjunct and apparently rare) only known in DAV from this site}, Dendrophthoe odontocalyx {DAV (disjunct)}, Fuirena ciliaris {DAV (disjunct)}, Gomphrena cunninghamii {DAV (disjunct)}, Iphigenia indica {DAV (disjunct)}, Sida cleisocalyx {DAV (apparently rare) only known in DAV from this site}, Triodia intermedia {DAV (disjunct and eastern range limit) [E] only known in DAV from this site} Other taxa only known in DAV bioregion from this site: Amaranthus pallidiflorus, Amphipogon caricinus var. sericeus, Boerhavia coccinea, Cajanus cinereus, Frankenia cordata, Hibiscus sturtii var. campylochlamys, Ptilotus incanus, Scaevola amblyanthera var. centralis, Setaria surgens, Tephrosia virens Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Trachymene inflata (1972) Botanically Significant Waterholes at the site: Pingelly waterhole Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 43 (75 %): Eucalyptus low open-woodland and/or Acacia sparse-shrubland with Triodia spicata (Spike Flower Spinifex), Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 58 (24 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga)/mixed species low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey.