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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 120 Finke 5.3 SITES OF BIOREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE NT PORTION OF THE FINKE BIOREGION Site: 24-3-7 Fox Salt lakes Level of significance: bioregional Location: 24 57' S 133 14' E; Henbury-Erldunda Plains. Area: 37 km2 Map sheet: Henbury SG 53-1 Bioregion: Finke (FIN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Palmer Valley Station (100% of site) Description: This site incorporates a series of saline lakes to the north of Fox Dam. Notes: The site supports a number of regionally significant vascular plant species. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Maireana appressa {3k}, Sida everistiana {3r} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Triglochin hexagonum {FIN (apparently rare and disjunct) only known in FIN from this site} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 108 (58 %): Maireana astrotricha (Southern Bluebush) low open-shrubland with ephemeral open-herb/grassland. Map unit 93 (2 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak) openwoodland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 83 (1 < %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) or Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland with Eucalyptus gamophylla (Blue Mallee), Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 111 (38 %): Halosarcia (Samphire) low open-shrubland fringing bare salt pans.