Cenchrus longisetus

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesFeather Grass, Feathertop, Long-style Feather-grass, Purple Squirreltail Grass, White Foxtail, White Foxtail Feather Grass
SynonymsCenchrus villosus (R.Br. ex Fresen.) Kuntze; Pennisetum longistylum Vilm.; Pennisetum villosum R.Br. ex Fresen.
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)0.9
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAfrica, western Asia
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Southern Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Loamy, Sandy
Decade of introduction1880

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 403434223438363638
RCP 8.5 2035 403434223438363636
RCP 8.5 2065 403434223438363236

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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