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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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Volume 2, Part 2, page 128 Finke Site: 25-3-5 Kernot Range Level of significance: bioregional Location: 25 6' S 132 7' E; Isolated low range surrounded by sandplain - 15km south west of Angus Downs Station Homestead. Area: 209 km2 Map sheet: Kulgera SG 53-5 Bioregion: Finke (FIN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Angas Downs Station (100% of site) Description: The site is centred on the Kernot Range and includes the footslopes, surrounding plains and run-on areas. The main ridge-line of the range is composed of quartz sandstone. The site includes the weathered and partially lithified talus slopes beneath the range and minor outcrops of calcrete. Numerous claypans fringe the base of these hills. Notes: Extensive stands of mature Mulga shrublands (Acacia aneura) can be found on the northern fall of the Kernot Ranges. Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: Acacia ammobia {3RC- [NE]}, Sauropus ramosissimus {3KC-} Taxa of NT significance: Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii {3k}, Arabidella trisecta {3kC-}, Einadia nutans subsp. nutans {3rC- only known in FIN from this site}, Eremophila maculata var. brevifolia {3r only known in FIN from this site}, Gilesia biniflora {3k}, Ixiochlamys nana {3kC-}, Ophioglossum polyphyllum {3rC- only known in FIN from this site}, Streptoglossa cylindriceps {3kC-}, Zygophyllum ovatum {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: Centipeda minima subsp. A94915 NDhala Gorge, Hibiscus sturtii var. truncatus, Pomax rupestris, Synaptantha tillaeacea var. tillaeacea Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 82 (34 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex)hummock grassland with Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall sparse-shrubland overstorey between dunes. Map unit 108 (26 %): Maireana astrotricha (Southern Bluebush) low open-shrubland with ephemeral open-herb/grassland. Map unit 66 (20 %): Acacia aneura (Mulga) tall open-shrubland with Senna, Eremophila (Fuchsia) open-shrubland understorey. Map unit 93 (18 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) hummock grassland with Allocasuarina decaisneana (Desert Oak) openwoodland overstorey between dunes.

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