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The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula



The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula

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by B. Wood and D. Sivertsen


Wood, B.; Sivertsen, D.; Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory


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Cobourg Peninsula


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report describes a land system survey over the Cobourg Peninsula broadly describing landform, soils and vegetation to assist the effective planning and management of the area as a National Park.



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1. Introduction -- 2. Summary Descriptions -- 3. Land Systems -- 4. Soils -- 5. Vegetation -- Appendices -- Acknowledgements.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula; Vegetation mapping -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula

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Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory

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iv, 80, [6] p. : col. ills. ; 30 cm.

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(ii) Shrubs, averaging 2-5 m; sparse _to very sparse in most instances, moderately dense at a few sites, Livistona humilis and Choriceras tricorne occur most frequentl y with several Acac ia spp. A total of 20 species have been recorded from this layer. Stratum 3: Grasses, 0.4 to 0.7 m; averaging 60 to 80% ground cover; Eriachne triseta dominates most frequently; other importaJnt spec ies incl ude Heteropogon triticeus and Pseudopogonatherum contortum. Community 2 - Tall Woodland No.2 (TW2); 11 sites; 51,510 Ha Key Description: Tall Woodland dominated by E. tetrodonta oyer a very variable secondary tre~ layer over shrubs. (Livistona humilis, Buchpnania obovata and Acacia spp.) over mid-dense annual and perennial grasses. Stratum 1: Trees, 1"5 to 18 m; crown cover 30 Jto 45%; E. tetrodonta and E.nesophil ~ dominate, often associated with E. b7eeseri and more rarely E. miniata. Ten species were recorded in thi sstratum. Stratum 2: Two layers ar~ recognised: (i) Trees, 7 to 10 m, range 5 to 12 m; sparse to mid-dense; smaller exalllples of the first stratum eucalypt species occur most frequen tl y. (ii) Shrubs, 1 to 4 m; very var_iable densities isolated individuals t() sparse; Livistona hUfj1ilis, Buchanania obovata and Acacia spp. occur most c frequently. Twenty one species have been recorded from this layer. - 60

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