Description of the genus
Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence
of very short racemes, sunk in pockets on one or both sides of a thickened, foliaceous or corky, axis; racemes with 1-8
spikelets the raceme rhachis ending in a point. Spikelets abaxial; glumes both short or upper as long as spikelet; lower
lemma coriaceous; upper lemma chartaceous.
Worldwide: 7 species in tropical and warm regions
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Other sources of information about Stenotaphrum:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): StenotaphrumFlora Zambesiaca
web site: StenotaphrumGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for StenotaphrumIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): StenotaphrumKew Herbarium catalogue
: StenotaphrumKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Stenotaphrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=204, retrieved 24 May 2013