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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: 25-4-3 Poona Level of significance: bioregional Location: 25 11' S 133 45' E; ca. 30 km east of Erldunda just short of the termination of Karinga Creek. Area: 105 km2 Map sheet: Finke SG 53-6 Bioregion: Finke (FIN) Tenure: Pastoral Lease - Horseshoe Bend Station (27% of site) and Idracowra Station (72% of site) Description: This site encloses a series of saline lakes strewn along the course of a paleo-tributary of the Finke River. The site includes associated lunettes and the adjoining sandplain. See also site 25-3-1 (Karinga Creek). Criteria satisfied: B1 b1 ii) Taxa of Australian significance: none Taxa of NT significance: Eriochiton sclerolaenoides {3k}, Kippistia suaedifolia {3r} Taxa of Southern NT (study area) significance: none Taxa of bioregional significance: Josephinia eugeniae s.lat. {FIN (disjunct)} Vegetation Map Units (mapped as occurring at the site on the 1:1000,000 NT Vegetation Survey Map): Map unit 108 (57 %): Maireana astrotricha (Southern Bluebush) low open-shrubland with ephemeral open-herb/grassland. Map unit 83 (42 %): Triodia basedowii (Hard Spinifex) or Triodia pungens (Soft Spinifex) hummock grassland with Eucalyptus gamophylla (Blue Mallee), Acacia tall sparse-shrubland overstorey. %U %U 25-4-3 Impadna Dam Redlake Dam N AMG Zone53 2515' 2515' 13345' 13345' 360000 360000 370000 370000 380000 380000 390000 390000 7210000 7210000 7220000 7220000 Volume 2, Part 2, page 132 Finke