Amelichloa brachychaeta

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesEspartillo, Narrow-kernel Espartillo
SynonymsAchnatherum brachychaetum (Godr.) Barkworth; Jarava brachychaeta (Godr.) PeƱail.; Stipa brachychaeta Godr.
Growth formGraminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes)
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc.)
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands, Europe, North America
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Grassland, Roadsides, Disturbed areas, Forest, Riparian systems, Pastures
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1950

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30203401012241230
RCP 8.5 2050 3020360812221430
RCP 8.5 2070 3022340612221630

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information