Queensland Native Seeds

Austrostipa verticillata

Scientific NameAustrostipa verticillata
Common Name(s)Slender Bamboo Grass


"Perennial. Rhizomes present, short. Culms erect, 50–100 cm tall, woody." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2)


Austrostipa verticillata is sometimes requested for rehabilitation work and has been made available in limited quantities. Despite these facts, the grass is well suited to southern Qld and NSW coal mining areas and could be used much more. Increasing availability will be determined by discovering relatively secure resources of the seed on grazing land which can be harvested.

We note A. verticillata occurring around brigalow, open eucalypt forest, on margins of dry rainforests, frequently on laterites. Also on clays, clay loams and alluvium.

Patricia Gardner of Toowoomba Plants has written an article about Austrostipa verticillata and a link is provided for that below.

Historical Notes


From about the Dawson Highway in Qld, subcoastal and inland to about Tambo, and south to Bega, NSW.

Distribution Map | Austrostipa verticillata | Queensland Native Seeds

Austrostipa verticillata | habit | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2, http://ausgrass.myspecies.info/ [Accessed on Dec 2, 2019].