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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 118 Finke Site: 25-4-1 Beddome Range Level of significance: national Location: 25 55' S 134 24' E; ca. 90 km east of Kulgera. Area: 853 km2 Map sheet: Finke SG 53-6 Bioregions: Finke (FIN 95.5%) & STP (4.5%) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - New Crown Station (82% of site), Umbeara Station (17% of site) Description: The site comprises a low tableland to 400m ASL and includes the catchments of Duffield Creek and the upper catchment of Coglin Creek. The geology across the site is principally siltstones and shales of the Rumbalara formation, with minor exposures of sandstone. The site supports taxa and communities which are uncommon in the study area. Notes: The site has had little grazing by stock throughout the last century, due to a lack of watering points but has had a serious and ongoing problem with rabbits. The site includes the largest and most vigorous stands of Acacia latzii and is therefore a major area for the conservation of this nationally vulnerable plant species. Criteria satisfied: A1b i), B1 b2 i), B1 b1 i) Taxa of Australian significance: Acacia latzii {3V}, Zygophyllum crassissimum {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Acacia symonii {3r (border) [N,E] only known in NT from this site}, Arabidella glaucescens {3r}, Atriplex nummularia subsp. omissa {3k (border) [N] only known in FIN from this site}, Atriplex quadrivalvata var. quadrivalvata {3r}, Atriplex quinii {3r (border)}, Bulbine alata {3k}, Calandrinia remota {3kC-}, Cyperus alterniflorus {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Enneapogon caerulescens var. caerulescens {3r only known in FIN from this site}, Eremophila serrulata {3k (border)}, Euphorbia stevenii {3k only known in FIN from this site}, Goodenia calcarata {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Heliotropium inexplicitum {3k only known in FIN from this site}, Ixiochlamys nana {3kC-}, Lepidium strongylophyllum {3r}, Maireana carnosa {3rC-}, Maireana ovata {3r (border)}, Pimelea simplex subsp. continua {3r only known in FIN from this site}, Sclerolaena longicuspis {3r}, Sclerolaena parallelicuspis {3rC-}, Sclerostegia disarticulata {3rC-}, Senecio glossanthus {3r (border) only known in NT from this site}, Threlkeldia inchoata {3k only known in FIN from this site}, Zygophyllum rowelliae {3k} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: none Other taxa only known in FIN bioregion (NT portion) from this site: Amyema quandang var. quandang, Brachyachne ciliaris, Dichanthium sericeum subsp. humilius, Euphorbia drummondii entity B, Iseilema eremaeum, Ptilotus helipteroides var. minor, Setaria dielsii, Vittadinia sulcata Type locations of the following were collected from the site: Acacia latzii (1977) Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 82 (1 < %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex)hummock grassland with Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 64 (3 %): Acacia georginae (Gidyea) low open-woodland with herbland understorey. Map unit 110 (24 %): Atriplex vesicaria (Bladder Saltbush) low sparse-shrubland with ephemeral open-herb/grassland. Map unit 70 (70 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) low sparse-shrubland understorey.