Cenchrus longispinus

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesBohena Beauty, Burr Grass, Gentle Annie, Hedgehog Grass, Innocent Weed, Spiny Burr Grass
SynonymsCenchrus echinatus f. longispinus Hack.; Cenchrus echinatus L.; Cenchrus pauciflorus Benth.; Cenchrus pauciflorus var. longispinus (Hack.) Jansen & Wacht.; Cenchrus tribuloides L.
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc), Hydrochorous (buoyant seed)
Maximum height (m)0.9
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeCentral America, North America
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Roadsides, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Sandy
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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