Queensland Native Seeds

Astrebla pectinata

Scientific NameAstrebla pectinata
CategoriesGrass
Common Name(s)Barley Mitchell Grass
FamilyPoaceae

Description

"Densley tufted perennial up to ca 90cm tall; culms erect from short rhizome..." (Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1989))

Notes

"Astrebla pectinata is a vigorous perennial that persists under adverse conditions such as heavy stocking and drought. Pastures dominated by the species produce an abundance of fodder and thus are capable of maintaining large numbers of stock for long periods. They are particularly valuable in good seasons when associated short-lived grasses and forbs are prolific." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2)

Historical Notes

Distribution

Found over much of inland Qld, NSW, SA and NT. In WA however, it is restricted to the northern half of the state and is seen along the coast in places.

Distribution Map | Astrebla pectinata | Queensland Native Seeds

Astrebla pectinata | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Astrebla pectinata | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Astrebla pectinata | spikelets in harvester | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2, http://ausgrass.myspecies.info/ Accessed on 28th Sept 2019.

http://ausgrass2.myspecies.info/content/astrebla-pectinata

Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1989). Flora of South Eastern Queensland, Vol. 3, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.