Sporobolus fertilis

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAustralian Smutgrass, Bloomsbury Grass, Giant Parramatta Grass, Rat-tail Grass
SynonymsAgrostis fertilis Steud.; Sporobolus diandrus var. major Buse; Sporobolus indicus var. fertilis (Steud.) Jovet & Guedes; Sporobolus indicus var. major (Buse) Baaijens
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeAsia, Pacific Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Grasslands, Pastures, Roadsides, Wastelands, Wetlands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Infertile - low fertility
Decade of introduction1880

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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