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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: prostrate to ascending, generally compressed; internode solid to spongy inside. Leaf: cauline; ligule mostly hairy, membrane < 0.5 mm; blade folded. Inflorescence: spike-like, infl branches, pedicels reduced, +- embedded, with spikelet bases, in flattened, straight or wavy, thickened axis. Spikelet: compressed, generally falling as 1 unit, sometimes with inflorescence axis; glumes equal to unequal; florets 2, lower floret sterile or staminate, lemma +- = upper glume, upper floret bisexual, lemma thick, firm, smooth or minutely rough, margin flat or inrolled, tip blunt.
Species In Genus: 7 species: tropics worldwide. Etymology: (Greek: narrow trench, from spikelet scars on inflorescence axis)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr. & Robert Webster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sporobolus wrightii
Next taxon: Stenotaphrum secundatum
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. & Robert Webster 2016. Stenotaphrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11181, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.