Nassella hyalina

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds; National Environmental Alert List]
Common namesCane Needle Grass, Spear Grass
SynonymsStipa avenacea Spreng. ex Trin. & Rupr. [Invalid]; Stipa hyalina Nees
Growth formGraminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes)
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc.)
Maximum height (m)1.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas, Pastures, Grasslands, Woodlands, Riparian systems
Soil type (exotic)Fertile, Clay
Decade of introduction1950

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 302032081283212
RCP 8.5 2050 3020260412123410
RCP 8.5 2070 3020260412123410

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