Echinochloa polystachya

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAleman Grass, Creeping Rivergrass
SynonymsEchinochloa polystachya var. polystachya; Echinochloa polystachya var. spectabilis (Nees ex Trin.) Mart.Crov.; Echinochloa praestans P.W.Michael; Echinochloa spectabilis (Nees) Link; Oplismenus polystachyus Kunth; Oplismenus spectabilis (Trin.) Kunth; Orthopogon hirsutus Spreng. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Panicum bonplandianum Steud.; Panicum phyllanthum Steud.; Panicum polystachyum (Kunth) Steud. [Illegitimate]; Panicum spectabile Nees ex Trin.; Pseudechinolaena spectabilis (Nees ex Trin.) Herter
Growth formGraminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes), Aquatic
Seed dispersal morphologyInformation unavailable
Maximum height (m)3
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America, South America
Exotic range (Australia)NT, QLD, NSW
Exotic range (other)Asia, Pacific Ocean Islands, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Water bodies, Wetlands, Floodplains, Agricultural land (e.g. sugar cane, rice)
Soil type (exotic)Moist soils, Aquatic
Decade of introduction1980

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 3001234301041012
RCP 8.5 2050 300103034621212
RCP 8.5 2070 300103826621212

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information