Cortaderia jubata

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCortaderia, Pampas Grass, Pink Pampas Grass, Purple Pampas Grass
SynonymsGynerium jubatum Lemoine
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)4.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, TAS, VIC
Exotic range (other)North America, Oceania, southern Africa, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Grasslands, Pastures, Roadsides, Scrublands/shrublands
Soil type (exotic)Infertile - low fertility, Most soil types
Decade of introduction1980

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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