Queensland Native Seeds

Dichanthium queenslandicum

Scientific NameDichanthium queenslandicum
Common Name(s)King Bluegrass


"Perennial. Culms erect, 40–80 cm tall, 4–5 -noded. Mid-culm nodes bearded." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2)


Dicanthium queenslandicum is often requested for mine rehabilitation in central Queensland and we have observed it successfully germinating on such sites near Clermont. Unfortunately it has a limited distribution and gaining access to crops which are close to harvesting operations is difficult. Such problems do suddenly resolve themselves often enough that we remain optimistic.

"A valuable fodder species." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2)

Historical Notes


"Endemic to Queensland where it occurs on black clay soils around Emerald and more rarely on the Darling Downs." (Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2)

Distribution Map | Dichanthium queenslandicum | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Simon, B.K. & Alfonso, Y. 2011. Ausgrass2, http://ausgrass.myspecies.info/ [Accessed on Dec 4, 2019].