Chloris ventricosa

Family Poaceae

Tall Chloris

Tufted, erect perennial grass to 1 m high with branched stems and inflor. With 3-4 branches 10 cm long. Fine fibrous roots radiating to 10 cm. Longevity 5 - 25 years.

Flowers: Summer. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry single seeded February – April.

Seed: Dispersed locally and by adhesion.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Widespread in woodland and grasslands.
  • Frequent in woodland and grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • C4 warm season metabolism.
  • Resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Chloris ventricosa plant

Chloris ventricosa flower

Chloris ventricosa fruit