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Toetoe (Cortaderia richardii) at Whatamango Bay, Marlborough. By Sid Mosdell, https://www.flickr.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Cortaderia richardii (Endl.) Zotov
Arundo australis A. Rich.
Arundo richardii Endl.
Arundo kakao Steud.
Gramineae (South Australia)Poaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
cortaderia, New Zealand pampas grass, NZ pampas grass, pampas grass, Richard's pampas grass, South Island toi toi, toe toe, toe-toe, toetoe, toetoe grass, toitoi
Native to the South Island of New Zealand.
A recent introduction to Australia, this species is currently only locally naturalised in western Tasmania.
New Zealand pampas grass (Cortaderia richardii) is regarded as an environmental weed in Tasmania, particularly in coastal regions, and as a potential environmental weed in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. It is currently confined to the western parts of Tasmania, where it threatens World Heritage areas in the south-western parts of the state.
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