Paspalidium distans

Family Poaceae

Tufted perennial grass to 50 cm high. Longevity 2 - 5 years.

Flowers: October – April. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, one-seeded, indehiscent.

Seed: Fresh seed dormant. Locally dispersed, no specialised dispersal mechanism.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Open sites, roadsides grasslands.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden, occuring sporadically on woodland margins.
  • Seed crop likely to be consumed by birds.
  • Appears to be a coloniser of disturbed sites.
  • C4 warm season metabolism.
Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland