Paspalidium grandispiculatum  |  

Paspalidium grandispiculatum

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Paspalidium grandispiculatum is an erect, tufted perennial grass that grows to 1.5 m tall. Rhizomes are woody, robust and elongated. Mid-culm internodes are hollow, pruinose or glabrous. Lateral branches are sparsely branched. Leaf sheaths are glabrous on the surface and without a keel. Ligules are ciliate growing to about 1 mm long. Leaf blades are linear, flat or conduplicate, 3.5-10 cm long and 2-4 mm wide, and are glabrous or minutely scabrous on the surface. Compound inflorescences are 8-22 cm-long panicles of 5-8 racemes. Secondary racemes are appressed, 0.5-4.5 cm long and 3-4 mm wide. Each secondary raceme bears 3-8 loose, irregularly arranged spikelets on pedicels to 1 mm long.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Paspalidium grandispiculatum

    Threats The main identified threats to Paspalidium grandispiculatum include destruction of habitat by clearing habitat disturbance by timber harvesting inappropriate grazing regimes and inappropriate fire regimes (Halford; 1998 Boyes; 2001).

  • Australian Government, Listing Advices, Paspalidium grandispiculatum

    Potential Potential threats to this species includes inappropriate fire regimes; habitat disturbance by grazing and habitat disturbance by timber harvesting (Halford; 1998 Boyes; 2004).