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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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Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601264; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601266; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/601268

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Site: 24-4-3 James Range East Level of significance: bioregional Location: 24 21' S 133 58' E; Low sandstone outlier of the Central Macdonnell Ranges to the south of Alice Springs. Area: 239 km2 Map sheet: Rodinga SG 53-2 Bioregion: Finke (FIN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Deepwell Station (51% of site), Orange Creek Station (20% of site); Freehold - Mpwelarre Aboriginal Land Trust (21% of site); Other Crown Land (8% of site) Description: Site includes the James Ranges east of James Holland Bore and associated run on areas. This is a low outlier of the Central Macdonnell Ranges. The high point of the range is Mount Peachy which rises to about 600 m ASL - only 100 m above the surrounding plains and dunefields. The northern fall of the ranges is composed of Devonian (Hermannsburg) sandstones, while the southern fall is primarily Cambrian and Ordovician marine sediments - dolomites, limestones and siltstones. There are also minor occurrences of Mereenie sandstone outcropping at the surface. Notes: The most southerly record of the 'rare' and as yet undescribed Cratystylis A36062 Glen Helen occurs in these ranges. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Cratystylis A36062 Glen Helen {3RC- [S]}, Zygophyllum crassissimum {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Calotis cymbacantha {3kC-}, Pachycornia triandra {3r}, Parietaria cardiostegia {3r} 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: Heliotropium pachyphyllum, Schizachyrium fragile, Streptoglossa decurrens Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 71 (4 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. Map unit 83 (36 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) or Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland with Eucalyptus gamophylla (Blue Mallee), Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. Map unit 73 (1 < %): Acacia tetragonophylla (Dead Finish), Acacia kempeana (Witchetty Bush) sparse-shrubland with herb/grassland understorey. Map unit 87 (58 %): Triodia (Spinifex) open-hummock grassland with Acacia aneura tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. %U %U %U %U %U %U Dingo No 1 New Year Dam Kangaroo Dam Mount Peachy Mount Brunonia Vernas Gap Bore 24-4-3 24-4-6 24-4-5 N AMG Zone53 2415' 2415' 13345' 13345' 13400' 13400' 370000 370000 380000 380000 390000 390000 400000 400000 410000 410000 420000 420000 7300000 7300000 7310000 7310000 7320000 7320000 Volume 2, Part 2, page 122 Finke

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