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Remnant vegetation survey : Darwin to Palmerston region : a report to Greening Australia N.T.



Remnant vegetation survey : Darwin to Palmerston region : a report to Greening Australia N.T.


Brock, John 1951-


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Remnant vegetation is defined as an area of land which contains native vegetation in a natural state. Much remnant vegetation has been lost or seriously degraded as a result of urban expansion, clearing and development. Poor land management practices have also contributed to long term deterioration of native bushland. Factors causing negative impact include uncontrolled fires, weed intrusion, stormwater runoff, unformed tracks with subsequent erosion, and indiscriminate dumping of household and industrial waste. The main aim of this survey was to identify, describe and map areas of native remnant vegetation and to both determine and graphically represent their significance.




Vegetation surveys -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region; Plants -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region; Vegetation, Remnant

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Greening Australia?

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Darwin (N.T.)


43 leaves ; 30 cm.

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, . , \ Abelmoschus inOSohatus, Cyperaceae spp. GRASSLAND 3.24 Mixes species grassland, with regeneration low open woodland. Grass species include Sorghum intrans, Sorghum stjpoideum, Eriaohne burkittiiand Heteropogon contortus. Trees include MeIaieuca vindiflora, Eucalyptus polyoarpa and Pandanus spiralis. May contain areas of clearing or disturbance Sorghum intrans grassland, with Yakirra nulla, Mnesithea rottboe1/101des and Anstida bolathera. PIeotraohne pungens hummock grassland with Eriachne contorta and PetalOStigma quadriloculare. Scattered very low open woodland trees include BUGhanania obovata and Gardenia megasperrna. Pennisetum polystachion, Eriaohne' burkittii, Fuirena ciliaris and Pseudopogonatherum contortum closed grassland with scattered low trees. 3.29 Themeda triandra closed grassland with scattered very low woodland. Other grasses include Heteropogonopen triticeus and E;riaohne burkittil. . Low trees include Pandanus spiralis, Planehonia careya, TerminalIa fordinandiana and BUGhanania obovata. Bothriochloa bladhii, Pseudoraphis spinesGens closed grassland, with Eleocharis sundaica, E. . dulcis, Yetiveria pauoif/ora, Sorghum stipoideum, ECtrosia agrostoides, and Eriaohne burkitii. SeasonalIy inundated fringes of permanent freshwater lagoons. (In some areas viz upper tidal reaches of the Howard River, Oofza rati^logon may become co-dominant). ISOhaemUm austra/e closed grassland with Bothrioohloa bladhii, Xerochloa jinberbis and sedges including F1mbristylis littoralisand Eleocharis spiralis. Seasonal freshwater swamp. . 3.25 Merremia 3.26 gemella and 3.27 3.30 3.31 15

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