Occurrence record: NSW836215

Preserved specimen of Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb. recorded on 1984-07-18


Data partner Australia's Virtual Herbarium
Data resource NSW AVH data
Institution code The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust
Supplied institution code "NSW"
Collection National Herbarium of New South Wales
Supplied collection code "NSW"
Catalog number NSW836215
Occurrence ID NSW:NSW:NSW836215
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations sheet
Collector Benson, D.H.
Record number 2030
Reproductive condition fruits
License CC-BY 4.0 (Int)
Establishment means NATIVE
Supplied as native
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Disposition in collection
Occurrence remarks Frequent shrub 3 m high.
State conservation Northern Territory:


Occurrence date 1984-07-18
Date precision DAY


Higher classification Vahl
Scientific name Scaevola taccada
Supplied scientific name "Scaevola sericea Vahl"
Identified to rank species
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Charophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Order Asterales
Family Goodeniaceae
Genus Scaevola
Species Scaevola taccada
Name match metric higherMatch
Scientific name authorship (Gaertn.) Roxb.
Supplied as Vahl
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Nomenclatural code ICN
Verbatim taxon rank species


Country Australia
State or Territory Northern Territory
Locality Cape Karslake, Melville Island.
Supplied as "Along a sandy beach below red lateritic cliffs."
Latitude -11.33
Supplied as: "-11.33"
Longitude 130.67
Supplied as: "130.67"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim coordinate system Degrees Minutes
Verbatim locality Cape Karslake, Melville Island.
Coordinate precision Unknown
County Darwin & Gulf
Terrestrial true
Verbatim latitude 11 20 S
Marine false
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 130 40 E
Verbatim coordinates 11 20 S, 130 40 E

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Darwin
    Australian Tropical Savanna Australian Tropical Savanna
    NRM Regions 2010 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2014 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2015 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2017 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) Northern Territory
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Northern Territory
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northwest Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Tiwi
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Strongly developed wet and dry seasons with plant growth determined by moisture availability
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 12.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Bonaparte Coast
    States including coastal waters Northern Territory (including Coastal Waters)
    PSMA Localities (2018) TIWI ISLANDS
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) ARAFURA
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) ARAFURA

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.006858425
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.007856452
    Occurrence Density 789.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 5.6058292 index
    Species Richness 349.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.7866822
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 153.27 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 142.64917 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 0.68 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.34279174
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -1.9056582
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 32.898335 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 23.475 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 14.299988 degrees C
    Aridity index - annual mean 0.82655233
    Aridity index - month max 2.4093487
    Aridity index - month min 0.016354127
    Evaporation - annual mean 182.17685 (ml/5km x 5km pixel)
    Evaporation - month max 231.18994 mm
    Evaporation - month min 141.3 mm
    Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.5 index
    Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.2 index
    Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.46 index
    Humidity - annual mean relative 81.064674 %
    Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 73.534294 %
    Humidity - month max relative 88.38057 %
    Humidity - month max relative 3pm 84.03837 %
    Humidity - month min relative 64.89767 %
    Humidity - month min relative 3pm 64.89767 %
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1847.25 mm
    Precipitation - annual mean 136.13554 mm
    Precipitation - annual seasonality 6.9134955
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 12.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest month 3.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 0.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 11.0 mm
    Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.41380605
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 102.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring or autumn season -1.4093952
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 592.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest month 353.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 97.25 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 1146.25 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 21.1 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 8.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 22.6 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual max mean 31.508333 degrees C
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 27.475 degrees C
    Temperature - annual min mean 22.161667 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range 15.899994 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 14.525 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest month min 18.43 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 19.2 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 25.475 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 9.424999 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 25.5 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.65 %
    Temperature - month hottest maximum 32.92 degrees C
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.43
    Temperature - warmest month min 24.31 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 33.8 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 28.775 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 28.175001 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 88.39353 km/day
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.06708203 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.3244996 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.06708203 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 6295.4434 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 2.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.051667 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 1.28 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.16 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 10.74 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 2.5423 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.2 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.006 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 1.0 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.7 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 34.29 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 28.26 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 33.42 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.04 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 4.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -2.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 25.539999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 30.699999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 28.670897 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.15161172 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 1.87637 mg/m^3
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Bulk density 1.3728074 Mg/m^3
    Clay % 32.269466 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 150.0 mm/h
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.56
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Nutrient status 1.0 index
    Soil depth 1.4 m
    Soil pedality 2.0
    Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Weathering Intensity V2 5.56367 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 25.75 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -2.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.65723145 degrees
    Topographic relief 12.77688 m
    Topographic slope (%) 1.950842 %