Sorghum halepense

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAleppo Grass, Evergreen Millet, Johnson Grass
SynonymsAndropogon halepensis (L.) Brot.; Andropogon miliaceus Roxb.; Andropogon sorghum f. muticus Hack.; Andropogon sorghum subsp. halepense (L.) Hack.; Andropogon sorghum var. halepense (L.) Hack.; Holcus halepensis L.; Sorghum halepense f. muticum (Hack.) C.E.Hubb.; Sorghum miliaceum (Roxb.) Snowden
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeMediterranean Europe, western Asia
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America, Pacific Ocean Islands, West Indes
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1870

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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