Query NT Flora
There are various options for querying data in FloraNT.
ʻSearch by Nameʼ
allows you to quickly perform a search using a single search term for a Taxon
(i.e. Family, Genus, Species, Infraspecies, Author, Synonym, Common Name). On
this page you can also refine your query by selecting additional fields and/or
flags including phenology (flowering & fruiting time), growth form,
endemism, conservation status, introduced status, longevity and fire response. You
also have the ability to conduct spatial searches in 1 of 3 ways, 1. by using the
spatial datasets provided (see Mapping Tool), 2. by selecting coordinates in
GDA94 decimal degrees or degrees minutes seconds format (bounding box), or 3. drawing
a polygon on the map. The data output is generated in a new tab where you have
the ability to access to flora treatments, factsheets and a link to ʻNT
ʻBrowse NT Floraʼ provides
the alphabet in which you click on a letter of the Family you wish to query and
drill down by collapsing or expanding the nodes to Family, Genus, Species/Infra
Species levels. From these pages users have access to flora treatments,
factsheets and a link to ʻNT Specimen Dataʼ.
ʻThreatened Speciesʼ and
ʻIntroduced Speciesʼ are available as separate buttons in FloraNT.
Data can be queried via search options and ʻNT Specimen Dataʼ can be retrieved
and downloaded as a CSV file. Threatened status is according to
IUCN Red List Categories. Other
relevant links are available on these pages including threatened species
factsheets, information on the listing of threatened species, IUCN categories,
Weeds of the NT and Weeds of National Significance (WoNS).
Data and Information
Three types of data/information are available from
FloraNT, 1. Flora descriptions, 2. Specimen data, and 3. Species lists:
1. Flora descriptions
broadly refer to the characteristics associated with a plant species. This
information largely includes descriptive and diagnostic characters, distribution,
phenology, conservation and introduced status, ecological attributes and
ethno-botanical information. Flora descriptions can be accessed via ʻNT Flora
Treatmentsʼ and ʻRegional and Ecological Florasʼ tabs OR by search/browse FloraNT
and accessing this information via the factsheets. Regional and Ecological
Floras include Flora of the Darwin Region, Floodplain Flora, MacDonnell Ranges
and Mangroves of the NT.
Note: NT Flora Treatments are currently unavailable.
2. NT Specimen Data can
be accessed by conducting a search on Taxon Name and further refined using
other fields and flags, such as collector information and date. Users also have
the ability to conduct spatial searches by using spatial datasets provided, by
selecting coordinates (bounding box), or drawing a polygon on the map. The
specimen data can be exported in CSV format.
3. NT Vascular Plants can
be extracted by searching on Family or Genus and downloading the data in CSV
format. An entire checklist for the NT can be executed by leaving the Family
and Genus fields blank.
Results and Downloads
There are two main options for viewing the results of a
query. These include as a list of records and as a distribution map. This data
can be downloaded in CSV format. Factsheets and Family/Genus flora treatments can
be downloaded in PDF format. All other data including specimen data and species
lists are output as CSV.
The mapping tool has various functions. It can be used as
a visual aid for viewing species distributions. It can also be used to
delineate polygons to refine searches spatially.
There are three ways data can be searched spatially:
1. Search by Coordinates allows
a user to select the minimum and maximum latitude and longitude to essentially
draw a bounding box in which to search on specimen records. The datum is in GDA94
and coordinate system either decimal degrees or degrees minutes seconds.
2. Search by Spatial Dataset
allows a user to select from the attributes of 10 spatial datasets (outlined
3. Search by Polygon is a
useful alternative especially if the area a user wishes to search across is
obscure or isnʼt an available attribute from the spatial datasets.
There are 10 spatial datasets in FloraNT that can be used
to refine searches:
Area includes all the
Australian States and Territories and Offshore Islands.
Botanical Districts of Australia was
prepared by the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. It is an
historic dataset that doesnʼt appear to have much application anymore.
IBRA Regions also known as
Bioregions or Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia, is a key
tool for identifying land for conservation under Australiaʼs Strategy for the
National Reserve System 2009-2030. IBRA classifies Australiaʼs landscapes into
89 large geographically distinct bioregions based on common climate, geology,
landform, native vegetation and species information. The 89 bioregions are
further refined to form 419 subregions which are more localised and homogenous
geomorphological units in each bioregion.
River Basins 1997 was developed
jointly by State, Territory and the Australian Government to create a national
spatial database of major hydrological basins. The Australian continent is
divided into drainage divisions that are sub-divided into water regions and
then into river basins.
NT Parks and Reserves includes all the NT
Parks and Reserves managed by the NT Governmentʼs Parks and Wildlife Commission
Sites of Conservation Significance was created by the NT
Government where 67 of the most important sites
for biodiversity conservation were identified. Each site has either national or
international significance for biodiversity conservation. Of the 67
identified sites, 25 are primarily on Aboriginal lands (13 per cent of the
total), 24 are primarily on pastoral lands, seven are primarily in national
parks, three are primarily near urban areas and the remaining eight sites have
a more even mix of tenures.
of these sites means that these areas contain special biodiversity values that
need additional protecting. The recognition of these sites imposes no
additional regulatory or legislative requirements or control on management and
use of the land, over and above any particular existing requirements of the
Indigenous Protected Areas spatially defines
the Indigenous Protected Areas in the NT.
Darwin Region is the region
covered by Flora of the Darwin Region.
Coastal Floodplains is the region
covered by the Floodplain Flora – A Flora of the Coastal Floodplains of the
Northern Territory, Australia.
MacDonnell Ranges is the region
covered by the Flora of the MacDonnell Ranges. This region is also the MAC –
MacDonnell Ranges IBRA Region.
The majority of DLRM
digital datasets are available for public access under the CC-BY Licence.
When using DLRM
digital data supplied under the CC-BY licence, it must be attributed:
Data supplied by the
Department of Land Resource Management, © Northern Territory of Australia
Northern Territory Herbarium, 2015,
FloraNT Northern Territory Flora Online
Department of Land Resource Management,