Nassella neesiana

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesChilean Needle Grass
SynonymsStipa eminems Nees; Stipa neesiana Trin. & Rupr.
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)1.2
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC
Exotic range (other)Southern Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Grasslands, Pastures, Riparian Systems, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1940

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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