Brumby Point

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Brumby Point is a peak on the remote Nunniong Plateau in the Alpine National Park in Victoria, Australia.[1][2] Distinct from the similarly named Brumby Hill to the north-west, it is bounded by Reedy Creek Chasm to the north and Little Reedy Creek to the south. The locality has been noted for visible folds in the Ordovician rock.[3] A number of rare plant species occur in the area including Eucalyptus elaeophloia and Leptospermum jingera.[4] The "brumby mallee-gum", recently discovered in this location, was formally described in 2013 and assigned the name Eucalyptus phoenix.[5] The seven kilometre long Brumby Point four wheel drive track which traversed the ridge leading up to the point was earmarked for permanent closure in 1992.[6]

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  1. ^ "Place Names Search: Brumby Point". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brumby Point". VICNAMES. Department of Sustainability and Environment. 7 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "8523-2 Brumby Point Track". Victorian Resources Online - East Gippsland. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Crisp, Michael D.; Lyne, Andrew M. "Leptospermum jingera (Myrtaceae - Leptospermoideae): A New Species From North-eastern Victoria". Australian Systematic Botany 9 (3): 301–306. doi:10.1071/SB9960301. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Eucalyptus phoenix". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Management Plan - Alpine National Park Cobberas-Tingaringy Unit. Department of Conservation and Environment. September 1992. ISBN 0-7306-2260-6. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 37°03′11″S 148°04′44″E / 37.05306°S 148.07889°E / -37.05306; 148.07889