Rostraria pumila (Desf.) Tzvelev
Novosti Sist.Vyssh.Rast. 7:48 (1971)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 24 November 1993

Tufted annual, grass-like or herb, 0.05-0.2 m high. Fl. green, Jul to Oct. Grey, black or red sand, sandy clay, clay, limestone. Roadsides, sand dunes, cliff slopes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Hampton, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Hampton, Lesueur Sandplain, Mardabilla, Perth, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Eucla, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Shark Bay, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cue, Dalwallinu, Dundas, Esperance, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kent, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Murchison, Narembeen, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Three Springs, Trayning, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 26 August 2019

General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Perennial, caespitose. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3.

Additional information.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Active Growth           Y Y Y Y        
Flowering                 Y Y      

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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Project information and acknowledgements