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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 100 Davenport Murchison Ranges 4.3 SITES OF BIOREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE DAVENPORT MURCHISON RANGES BIOREGION/SUBREGION Site: 20-5-1 Lower Frew River and Floodout Level of significance: bioregional Location: 20 15' S 135 27' E; North east of the Davenport Ranges. Area: 535 km2 Map sheets: Frew River SF 53-3 & Alroy SE 53-15 Bioregions: Davenport Murchison Ranges (DAV 74.4%) & Tanami (TAN 25.6%) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Epenarra Station (61% of site) and Kurundi Station (8% of site); Freehold - Wakaya Aboriginal Land Trust (12% of site); Crown Land - Vacant/uncommitted (17% of site) Description: The site includes the elongated floodout of the Frew River and the numerous semi-permanent in-stream waterholes. The floodout terminates in the Alyawarr Desert. Notes: Few collections have been made from this poorly known area. Criteria satisfied: A1 a ii), A1 b ii), B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Cullen walkingtonii {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Cyperus oxycarpus {3kC- [S] only known in DAV from this site}, Potamogeton crispus {3rC- only known in DAV from this site} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: Acacia hemsleyi {(disjunct)}, Desmodium filiforme {(disjunct)}, Eragrostis exigua {(disjunct) only known in DAV from this site}, Vallisneria annua {(disjunct)} Taxa of bioregional significance: Cyperus exaltatus {DAV (disjunct) only known in DAV from this site}, Euphorbia mitchelliana {DAV (disjunct and apparently rare) only known in DAV from this site}, Heliotropium ammophilum {DAV (northern range limit) [N]}, Sida cleisocalyx {DAV (apparently rare)} Other taxa only known in DAV bioregion from this site: Alternanthera nodiflora, Aristida hygrometrica, Dysphania rhadinostachya subsp. inflata, Elatine gratioloides, Eremophila latrobei var. glabra, Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Eragrostis exigua (1970) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 71 (2 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. Map unit 27 (68 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey. Map unit 76 (20 %): Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex), Triodia schinzii (Feathertop Spinifex) hummock grassland with Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 42 (8 %): Corymbia opaca (Bloodwood) low open-woodland with Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland understorey.