Spinifex is a genus of perennial coastal grasses. They are one of the most common plants that grow in sand dunes along the coasts of Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. As they help stabilise the sand, these grasses are an important part of the entire sand dune ecosystem. Of the four species three are indigenous to Australia and one to Indonesia. The single species indigenous to New Zealand, Spinifex sericeus, is also found in Australia.
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