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: 1 taxon.

Stenotaphrum dimidiatum

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dimidiatum (L.) Brongn.C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Stenotaphrum:

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stenotaphrum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stenotaphrum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Stenotaphrum
Wikipedia: Stenotaphrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stenotaphrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stenotaphrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Stenotaphrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=204, retrieved 29 March 2023

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