Variation in size and seed germination in Australian serrated tussock

S.G. CasonatoA,B,D, A.C. LawrieA, D.A. McLarenB,D and K.L. ButlerC

A Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Biology, RMIT, Bundoora West Campus, PO Box 71, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia.

B Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Keith Turnbull Research Institute, PO Box 48, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia.

C Department of Natural Resources and Environment, 600 Sneydes Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia.

D CRC for Australian Weed Management.


Differences in plant size and seed germination are reported for Victorian Nassella trichotoma populations compared to NSW, ACT and Tasmanian populations. Implications for biological control and other control methods are discussed.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2002) 17 (3) 111-113.