Sporobolus pyramidalis

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [WoNS shortlist (pre-2012); NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCat's Tail Dropseed, Cat's Tailgrass, Giant Rat's Tail Grass, Giant Rat's Tail Grass, Giant Ratstail Grass
SynonymsSporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis (Beauv.) Veldkamp
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeAfrica, south western Asia, Indian Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, NT, QLD
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Grasslands, Pastures, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wetlands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Infertile - low fertility
Decade of introduction1970

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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