Hymenachne was introduced into northern Queensland, Australia in the 1970s to use in ponded pastures. It escaped cultivation a few years after its release in 1988. It is spreading throughout the tropical wetlands of northern Australia and is most common in the coastal wetlands of northern Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Hymenachne amplexicaulis (Olive hymenachne)

Hymenachne was introduced into northern Queensland, Australia in the 1970s to use in ponded pastures. It escaped cultivation a few years after its release in 1988. It is spreading throughout the tropical wetlands of northern Australia and is most common in the coastal wetlands of northern Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Plantae Angiosperms Monocots Commelinids Poales Poaceae Panicoideae Hymenachne amplexicaulis invasive alien exotic species marsh billabong Kakadu Northern Territory

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
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Date Created2014-12-31
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