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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 126 Finke Site: 25-3-2 Ayres Range Level of significance: bioregional Location: 25 57' S 133 2' E; South East of Kulgera on the Northern Territory - South Australian border. Area: 347 km2 Map sheet: Kulgera SG 53-5 Bioregion: Finke (FIN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Victory Downs Station (36% of site) and Mount Cavenaugh Station (61% of site); Other crown land (2% of site) Description: The site comprises the Ayres Range and surrounding limestone and alluvial plains and minor outcropping granite, granodiorite and gneiss. The vegetation across the site is diverse, supporting low chenopod shrubland and Mulga woodlands. Notes: Recent collecting in this area has highlighted the importance of this area. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Arabidella nasturtium {3r only known in FIN from this site}, Arabidella trisecta {3kC-}, Atriplex fissivalvis {3r (border) [N,W] only known in FIN from this site}, Chthonocephalus pseudevax {3r}, Cymbopogon dependens {3kC-}, Dissocarpus biflorus var. biflorus {3k}, Eremophila serrulata {3k (border)}, Eriochiton sclerolaenoides {3k}, Eriochlamys behrii {3k}, Maireana lobiflora {3k}, Malacocera tricornis {3k}, Sclerochlamys brachyptera {3k}, Sida everistiana {3r}, Sida intricata {3r only known in NT from this site}, Tetragonia eremaea {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: Eriachne pulchella subsp. pulchella, Gossypium sturtianum var. sturtianum, Grahamia australiana Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 71 (32 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland with grassland understorey. Map unit 65 (1 < %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Eragrostis eriopoda (Woolybutt) open-grassland understorey. Map unit 60 (67 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga), Hakea (Needlewood) low open-woodland with herb/grassland understorey.