Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Spikes mostly 4 or more and more than 3 cm long; spikelets to 2.5 mm long; lemma glabrous to shortly pubescent along the keel; leaves glabrous or almost so except about the ligule. Flowers all year.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *RobP, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro, *Wim. All States. Cosmopolitan. Common on lowland sandy soils throughout the State, but absent from or very rare in moist forests, intact heathland and the alps. A common and often troublesome garden weed, but selections have been made of some forms as a close-growing, hardy turf species.

Regarded as being indigenous in Australia by some authorities, but its absence from most unaltered tracts of native vegetation in Victoria strongly suggests that it is an introduction in this State.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-07-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Cynodon
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania