Grundy Mountain

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Grundy Mountain
Mount Grundy
Atherosperma Tia River Mount Grundy.jpg
Southern Sassafras cool temperate rainforest at the head of the Tia River, Australia
Highest point
Elevation 1,463 m (4,800 ft)
Coordinates 31°20′S 151°39′E / 31.333°S 151.650°E / -31.333; 151.650Coordinates: 31°20′S 151°39′E / 31.333°S 151.650°E / -31.333; 151.650[1]
Geography
Grundy Mountain is located in New South Wales
Grundy Mountain
Grundy Mountain
Location in New South Wales
Location Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Parent range Great Dividing Range
Topo map Branga Plains

Grundy Mountain or Mount Grundy, a mountain of the Great Dividing Range, is located on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.[2]

With an elevation of 1,463 metres (4,800 ft) above sea level,[citation needed] Grundy Mountain is situated between Walcha and Tamworth in the Mummel Gulf National Park.

The native vegetation of the mountain has mostly been cleared for farming and pine plantations. However, there are remnant areas of eucalyptus forest with the rare Purple Pepperbush. Of special note is the cool temperate rainforest at the head of the Tia River. It includes geographically isolated plants such as the Southern Sassafras,[3] White Mountain Banksia, Mountain Walnut and the Black Olive Berry. A new lizard species in the genus Lampropholis was discovered on Mount Grundy in 1995.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grundy (trig. station)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Branga Plains 9235-III (Map) (First ed.). 1:25,000. Department of Lands, New South Wales. 
  3. ^ Floyd, A. G. (2008). Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia. Inkata Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3. 
  4. ^ Greer, Allen E. A new species of Lampropholis (Squamata: Scincidae) "Lampropholis elongata" with a restricted, high altitude distribution in eastern Australia. Sydney: The Australian Museum.