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Threatened species

Lobed Bluegrass - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Bothriochloa biloba
Conservation status in NSW: Not listed
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 15 Jun 2020


Bothriochloa biloba is an erect or decumbent perennial grass to 1 metre high. It is easily distinguished from other Bothriochloa species by its lobed upper lemma (bract enclosing flower) which remains attached to the base of the awn when the awn is pulled out of the spikelet.


In NSW the species is widespread along the New England Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains, including Warialda, Bingara, Merriwa, Hunter Valley and Dubbo areas. It also occurs in Southern Queensland.

Note: This species has now been delisted under the EPBC Act as of December 2013.

Habitat and ecology

  • Prefers (but not limited to) heavy textured soils, such as brown or black clay soils
  • Flowers from November to June

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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