Guinea Grass (species: Megathyrsus maximus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Megathyrsus maximus
Guinea Grass

©Anne Hoggett: Guinea grass about 2 metres high at Lizard Island airstrip.

©Anne Hoggett: Guinea grass in seed at the Lizard Island airstrip, 26 Feb 2017.

©Anne Hoggett: Guinea grass seed head at Lizard Island, 26 Feb 2017.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Megathyrsus
Species Megathyrsus maximus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.
  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.