G.512. Stenotaphrum Trin.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of very short racemes, sunk in cavities 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.

Derivation of name: from Greek: stenos meaning narrow and taphros meaning a trench, referring to the cavities in the raceme axis.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical and warm regions.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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Flora of Caprivi: Stenotaphrum
Flora of Mozambique: Stenotaphrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stenotaphrum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stenotaphrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stenotaphrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stenotaphrum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Stenotaphrum
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iNaturalist: Stenotaphrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stenotaphrum
JSTOR Plant Science: Stenotaphrum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stenotaphrum
Plants of the World Online: Stenotaphrum
Tropicos: Stenotaphrum
Wikipedia: Stenotaphrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Stenotaphrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=204, retrieved 12 June 2024

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