Paspalum quadrifarium

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesGolden-top Grass, Goldentop Grass, Tussock Paspalum
SynonymsPaspalidium ferrugineum Trin.; Paspalum quadrifarium var. ferrugineum (Trin.) Herter
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, VIC
Exotic range (other)North America
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Riparian systems, Roadsides, Forest, Wetlands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Infertile - low fertility
Decade of introduction1950

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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