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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 98 Davenport Murchison Ranges Site: 20-4-4 Gosse River and Edinburgh Creek Level of significance: national Location: 20 10' S 134 25' E; Northern Murchison Ranges Area: 187 km2 Map sheet: Bonney Well SF 53-02 Bioregions: Davenport Murchison Ranges (DAV 85.8%) & Tanami (TAN 14.2%) Tenure: Freehold - Mungkarta Aboriginal Land Trust (94% of site), Mungkarta 2 Aboriginal Land Trust (<1% of site) and Warumungu Aboriginal Land Trust (5% of site) Description: The site includes the upper catchment of the Gosse River including numerous permanent and semi-permanent instream waterholes. It also incorporates the catchment and floodout plains of Edinburgh Creek. The geology of this area is predominantly sandstones and volcanics of the Hatches Creek Group. Notes: The occurrence of Rhamphicarpa australiensis - a nationally 'vulnerable' species is of particular note. This site supports a yet to be described Acacia taxon (P.K.Latz pers.observation). Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Rhamphicarpa australiensis {3RC- [W]}, Sedopsis filsonii {3RC- [N] only known in DAV from this site} Taxa of NT significance: Brachyachne prostrata {3r}, Elacholoma hornii {3rC- [N] only known in DAV from this site}, Ophioglossum lusitanicum {3rC-} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Bacopa floribunda {(disjunct & apparently rare) only known in study area from this site}, Cajanus acutifolius {(disjunct & apparently rare)}, Petalostigma banksii {(disjunct) only known in DAV from this site}, Schizachyrium pseudeulalia {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Cyanthillium cinereum s.lat. {DAV (disjunct)}, Gomphrena cunninghamii {DAV (disjunct)}, Mitrasacme exserta {DAV (apparently rare)}, Polycarpaea involucrata {DAV (disjunct) only known in DAV from this site} Other taxa only known in DAV bioregion from this site: Acacia estrophiolata, Alternanthera angustifolia, Cajanus marmoratus, Calandrinia stagnensis, Capparis mitchellii, Chamaecrista symonii, Cyperus bifax, Eragrostis setifolia, Galactia tenuiflora s.lat., Panicum effusum, Scleria rugosa, Sida cunninghamii, Spermacoce brachystema, Tephrosia simplicifolia, Tribulopis pentandra, Urochloa gilesii subsp. gilesii, Vigna lanceolata var. filiformis Botanically Significant Waterholes at the site: Annie Loch Rockhole Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 42 (1 < %): Corymbia opaca (Bloodwood) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (1 < %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 58 (14 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga)/mixed species low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 43 (84 %): Eucalyptus low open-woodland and/or Acacia sparse-shrubland with Triodia spicata (Spike Flower Spinifex), Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey.