Mossman burr (species: Cenchrus echinatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cenchrus echinatus
Mossman burr

©Anne Hoggett: Inflorescence of Cenchrus echinatus at the Lizard Island airstrip, 26 Feb 2017.

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

©Marianne Pearce: Cenchrus echinatus at Lizard Island
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Cenchrus
Species Cenchrus echinatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local feral populations

  • Lizard Island:  Regarded as a weed - introduced and invasive

Web resources


  • 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.
  • De Sloover, J.R. and S. LiĆ©geois (1997). Eagle Island, flora and vegetation (Queensland, Australia), Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg./ Bull. Nat. Plantentuin Belg., 66: 347-383. LIRS catalog number 526.
  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.