Queensland Native Seeds

Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens

Scientific NameBothriochloa decipiens var decipiens
CategoriesGrass
Common Name(s)Pitted Bluegrass
FamilyPoaceae

Description

A tufted, perennial, warm season grass, normally reaching 1m in height. Inflorescences to 7cm long produce a notable fragrance when crushed, unlike Dicanthium sericeum for which it may be mistaken.

Notes

Bothriochloa decipiens is an important species in rehabilitation. It is naturally widespread, common and establishes well from direct seeding on many soil types. May dominate pasture under continous grazing pressure, sometimes co-dominating with another native grass, Sporobolus creba.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Common within its range.

Distribution Map | Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | Queensland Native Seeds

Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | dominating under grazing pressure | Queensland Native Seeds
Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | habitat | Queensland Native Seeds
Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | harvesting | Queensland Native Seeds
Bothriochloa decipiens var decipiens | spikelet | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2, http://ausgrass.myspecies.info/ [Accessed on Oct 3, 2019]

http://ausgrass2.myspecies.info/content/bothriochloa-decipiens

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