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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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. ~ , L Sites include the Esplanade cliffs (especially Lamero0 Beach), East Pt. Reserve and Gasuarina Coastal Reserve. Areas of beach and sand dunes may occur within this community, in particular Gasuarina Coastal Reserve. (For greater detail of Gasuarina Coastal Reserve, see Brocklehurst 1991). Acacia auriouliformis open forest to closed forest. Other trees include Pandanus spiralis, Me/aleuoa vindifloraand Lophostemon Iaotifluus. Rainforest species are common in the inid and low stratum. The ground layer comprises a variety of herbs and grasses, as well as vines such as Diosoorea transversa, Sinnax australis and Gymnanthera nit^^a. A modified community allied to. Community 2. Naturalised exotic species such as Leuoaena Ieucooephala and Prerooarpus Indicus may occur as codominants, with some enrichment planting of local native Floristically linked to coastalspecies. rainforest but the canopy and structure have been substantially .modified. Regeneration dry coastal monsoon rainforest, including areas of rehabilitation and enrichment planting of local native species. This community is represented in regeneration areas of East Pt. Reserve. 3 .3 3 . 4 3.4a , , . , MANGROVES Sonneratia alba open forest to woodland to 12m tall.3 . 5 The seaward mangrove zone dominated by Sonneratia alba, with Aegioeras comiculatum and Aegialitis annulata as associated species. Coastal Rhizophora stylosa closed forest to 16m tall, commonly in pure stands forming shoreline zone. Bruguiera -parviflora also occurs. R'hizophora stylosa, BrugUiera exarjstata, Camptostemon sohultzii closed forest to open forest, This community 3 .6 3 . 7 . 8

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