Hyparrhenia hirta

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCoolatai Grass, Tambookie Grass, Tambookie Grass, Thatching Grass
SynonymsAndropogon hirtus L.; Hyparrhenia quarrei Robyns; Hyparrhenia quarrei Robyns
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)1.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeMediterranean, southern Africa
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Northern Africa, western Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America, West Indes
Habitat types (exotic)Grasslands, Pastures, Roadsides, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1930

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

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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