Spinifex Dune - QLD

  Tourist Attraction

Position

DEG: -25.910223 138.681641
DMS: 25º 54' 36.8" S 138º 40' 53.91" E
UTM: 54 J 7132205mN 267769mE
Altitude: 43.23m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction

Location

999.82kms North of Adelaide - Driving 1.242 km (19 Stunden

Address & Contact

Simpson Desert National Park
Queensland
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Information

Spinifex, also known as Triodia Basedowii is a perennial grass that is well conditioned to arid environments. This grass species occurs predominantly in the north of the park, and in regard to the QAA Line – occurs in the few dunes around this particular location. The Spinifex leaves have waxy cuticles that are also curled, reducing the surface area as to help limit water loss in the desert heat. Spinifex eventually tends to clump together in a large ring-like shape and this is usually a way to determine its approximate age. Spinifex also has a spiky exterior to provide a deterrent to predators hunting for small prey hiding amongst the spikes.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Birdsville Airport
Distance from Spinifex Dune 66.54km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.238.135.231.825.621.121.824.729.932.936.038.5
Mean Min. °C26.424.721.717.111.27.37.08.713.617.021.223.8
Mean Rain mm20.933.040.51.36.411.85.44.17.211.418.28.4

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