Proboscidea louisiana

Family Martyniaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCommon Devil's Claw, Elephant Tusks, Goat Head, Purple Flower Devil's Claw, Purple Flowered Devil's Claw
SynonymsMartynia fragrans Lindl.; Martynia louisiana Mill.; Martynia louisianica orth. var. B.D.Jacks.; Martynia proboscidea Gloxin; Proboscidea fragrans (Lindl.) Decne.; Proboscidea jussieui A.Keller; Proboscidea louiseana orth. var. Wooton & Standl.; Proboscidea louisiana (Mill.) Thell. subsp. louisiana; Proboscidea louisiana subsp. fragrans (Lindl.) Bretting; Proboscidea louisianica orth. var. orth. var. Thell. subsp. louisianica; Proboscidea louisianica orth. var. Thell.; Proboscidea louisianica subsp. fragrans orth. var. Bretting
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)0.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeNorth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Garden escape, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides
Soil type (exotic)Fertile
Decade of introduction1910

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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