Northern Cane Grass (species: Mnesithea rottboellioides) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Mnesithea rottboellioides
Northern Cane Grass
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Mnesithea
Species Mnesithea rottboellioides

Distinguishing features

Similar to the weed species Gamba Grass (Andropogon gayanus, which is not recorded from Lizard Island), Mnesithea rottboellioides "is a native perennial grass that grows up to 2.5m tall with smooth, hairless, branching stems and sharp spiky rhizomes." (NT Government weed website, link below, accessed 14 Mar 2020)


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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