Mount Taylor Conservation Park

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Mount Taylor Conservation Park is a small nature reserve on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. It was dedicated in 1970 primarily for the conservation of the rare triggerplant Stylidium tepperianum.[1]

Description[edit]

The park has an area of 18 ha. It lies near the eastern end of Flinders Chase National Park, about 10 km south-east of American River and 13 km north-west of Vivonne Bay on the southern coast of the island. It encompasses Mount Taylor, a large rounded hill. The park's vegetation is mostly an open scrubland and heath of Eucalyptus diversifolia, E. baxteri and E. cosmophylla, over Acacia myrtifolia and Pultenaea aceroa. It contains small patches of E. leucoxylon / E. cladocalyx woodland. Tepper’s Triggerplant occurs in the understorey.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anon (1987). Conservation Parks of Kangaroo Island Management Plan. Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. ISBN 0-7243-8983-0. 
  2. ^ "Mount Taylor Conservation Park". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 

Coordinates: 35°57′00″S 137°03′00″E / 35.95000°S 137.05000°E / -35.95000; 137.05000