Chloris barbata Sw. Purpletop Chloris
Fl.Ind.Occid. 1:200 (1797)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 1 November 1993

Annual or perennial (short-lived), grass-like or herb, 0.4-0.9(-1.1) m high. Fl. purple, Feb or Apr to Oct. White or red sand, loam, black clay. Sand dunes, river levees.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne, Trainor, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Canning, Kimberley, King Sound.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Derby/west Kimberley, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Karratha, Port Hedland, Wiluna, Wyndham-East Kimberley.