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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 112 Finke Site: 24-3-3 Bacon Ranges Level of significance: national Location: 24 34' S 132 54' E; Northern Henbury-Erldunda Plains Area: 352 km2 Map sheet: Henbury SG 53-1 Bioregion: Finke (FIN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Henbury Station (94% of site); Freehold - Akanta Aboriginal Land Trust (5% of site) Description: Includes the series of low ranges comprising most of the Bacon Range and the associated outlying hills, crags and mesas to the west. The site also includes the intervening stony or sandy plains. These hills are comprised of deeply weathered and eroded precambrian marine sediments principally shale, siltstone, limestone and dolomite. Notes: The site supports several small populations of the nationally 'vulnerable' and unreserved Acacia latzii. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Acacia latzii {3V [NW]} Taxa of NT significance: Arabidella trisecta {3kC-}, Atriplex quadrivalvata var. quadrivalvata {3r [N]}, Dissocarpus biflorus var. biflorus {3k}, Erodium angustilobum {3kC-}, Goodenia havilandii {3rC-}, Maireana appressa {3k}, Maireana carnosa {3rC-}, Maireana schistocarpa {3k}, Pachycornia triandra {3r}, Sclerochlamys brachyptera {3k}, Sclerolaena longicuspis {3r}, Sclerostegia disarticulata {3rC-}, Tetragonia eremaea {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 93 (11 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak) openwoodland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 66 (4 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) open-shrubland understorey. Map unit 108 (38 %): Maireana astrotricha (Southern Bluebush) low open-shrubland with ephemeral open-herb/grassland. Map unit 83 (32 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) or Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland with Eucalyptus gamophylla (Blue Mallee), Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 27 (13 %): Eucalyptus microtheca s. lat. (Coolibah) low open-woodland with open-grassland understorey.