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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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~ . ~ interest are several understorey shrubs and trees which are associated with dry coastal rainforest communities, e. g. Steroulia quadrifida (Peanut Tree) and Antidesma ghae$embila (Blackcurrant Bush). Severe infestation of weeds in ground layer grasses Panicum maximum and Penn. isetum polystaohiOn (Mission Grass) and the vine Ontorea ternatea. Though small in area it is one of the few remaining eucalypt communities in the Darwin city environs, and could be joined with nearby patches 1.2.3 and 1.2.4 as a corridor linking Dashwood Oresc. gully and the southern margin of the Gardens Golf Course. 6.2.3 Cnr. Dashwood Oresc. and Gardens Rd. (site 22) Rocky slope and nearby gully. Small'patch of modified vegetation (community 4) dominated by Coffee Bush, with mixed species associated with coastal dry rainforest. Several good specimen trees of Black Wattle and Carallia braohiata, and one interesting Rock Fig. The area is very disturbed and heavily invaded by weeds, however could be rehabilitated, including gully area and linked to nearby patches (see 1.2.2). 6.2.4 Gardens Park Golf Course nr, Beagle St. (Site 26) Slope overlooking southern part of Gardens Park Golf. Course. Small patch largely modified vegetation (Community 4), with mixed species generally associated with coastal dry rainforest. Ground layer dominated by weeds - grass Panicum maximum and vines Centrosema pubesGens and ?MUGuna sp. Some established exotic Phyllanthus emblica (Indian Gooseberry) trees in the area. Nearby northern end of patch is a closed community of Coffee Bush. One outstanding Banyan tree adjacent to patch (Sig. Tree I^eg. No. 134). Potential for upgrading'as green belt - refer 1.2.2. 6.2.5 Tiger Brennan Dve. OPP. Frances Bay Mooring Basin Patch of hinterland. mangroves and mixed species (vegetation community 9). Mainly mangrove Lumnitzera racemosa, ' with'weed Coffee Bush. Along moist drainage line is the weed Senna alata (Candle Bush), plus small clump of native Typha sp, (bullrush) ,. 29 \

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