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Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976



Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976

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by C.R. Gibbs, M.R. Wells & H.R.M. van-Cuylenburg.


Gibbs, C. R.; Wells, M. R.; Australia. Dept. of the Northern Territory. Land Conservation Section; Van-Cuylenburg, H. R. M.


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Supplementary report to be used in conjunction with the Report on the land units of the Katherine-Douglas area, N.T., 1970, by J.M. Aldrick.


Date:1977; Bibliography: leaf 49.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Manbulloo Station

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Land Conservation Section

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60 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

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Topography: Hilly terrain with slopes 5-15%; rocky and boulder strewn. Soils: Generally shallow or skeletal. Vegetation: Very variable, generally stunted open woodland to low open woodland dominated by E. tectifica and/or E. terminalis. E. clavigera and stunted Lysiphyllum, E. miniata and Erythrophleum may also be present. Grass cover-is usually very poor with Sorghum sp (annual) and Plectrachne Spa dominant. Limitations: Shallow, rocky soils; very erodible situations. Potential Land Use: Limited rough grazing. Land Category: 7. Land unit 2d. Occurrence: Budbudjong and Kimbyan. Topography: Massive limestone ridges with frequent rocky sinks. Soils: Very poorly developed Red Earths; large areas of bare rock surface. Vegetation: Mainly deciduous non-Eucalypt low woodland and scrub; sparse grasses. Limitations: Extremely rocky. Potential Land Use: Inaccessible areas. Land Category: 8. 3. FLAT TO GENTLY UNDULATING TERRAIN Land unit 2e. Occurrence: Mainly Woggaman, Jindara and Claravale. Topography: Gently undulating crests and upper slopes up to 5%. Soils: Either very shallow and gravelly, or sandy with frequent exposures of sandstone or laterite. Vegetation: Open woodland to low woodland of E. tectitica with stunted E. foelscheana in areas of deeper soils. On shallow gravelly-soils a low tree to shrub understory similar to that for land units 2a, 2b and 2c exists. E. dichromophloi, E. terminalis and ~. bleeseri may also occur; mainly Spinifex and annual Sorghum grass cover. -12

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