Germainia capitata  |  

Germainia capitata

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Germainia capitata, Family Poaceae, is a perennial, tufted grass to 90 cm tall. Leaf blades are
7Ð38 cm long and 3Ð9 mm wide, with rough margins. The inflorescence is single and erect,
2Ð3.5 cm long and bearing 3Ð7 fertile spikelets (groups of florets). The lowest glume (bract)
of each spikelet is 8Ð11 mm long and 3-nerved. The long leaves, single inflorescence and
large lower glume distinguish this species (Chaianan, 1972; Sharp & Simon, 2002).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Germainia capitata

    Threats The main potential threats to G. capitata include threats to Melaleuca wetland habitat such as land clearing agricultural practices inappropriate fire regimes invasive weeds; particularly exotic grasses and modification of water flows (Joyce; 2005).