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Hymenachne (Hymenachne amplexicaulis) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Hymenachne amplexicaulis (Rudge) Nees

Common Name:

Hymenachne, olive hymenachne


Noxious weed. The Agriculture Victoria website has information about the noxious weed classification of this species.


Tropical and subtropical regions on dry land or floating in water up to one metre deep (Kowari Editorial Committee 1991). It is a weed of savannas, ponds with predominantly mucky soils, ditches, canal banks and sandy depressional areas (Hill 1996). Hymenachne invades wetlands, swamps and wet areas along rivers and streams (Standley & Steyermark 1958).

Related Links

Information on Hymenachne on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).

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