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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stenotaphrum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze
Habit: Perennial herb from long stolons. Stem: vegetative generally prostrate; flower stem decumbent, 1--4 dm. Leaf: sheath 1.2--10 cm, glabrous; ligule +- 0.5 mm; blade 5--15 cm, 5--15 mm wide, upper surface glabrous. Inflorescence: 5--10 cm; axis straight or wavy, thickened, flat; each spikelet subtended by 1 bristle; spikelet stalk < 0.5 mm. Spikelet: 4--5 mm, +- 1.5--2 mm wide, lanceolate to elliptic; lower glume 1--2 mm; upper glume +- = spikelet; lower floret sterile, lemma 7--9-veined, tip acute to acuminate, palea +- = lemma; upper floret slightly < lower floret.
Ecology: Fields, roadsides; Elevation: < 150 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: southern United States, Africa, Pacific islands; probably native to South America. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr. & Robert Webster
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Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. & Robert Webster 2017. Stenotaphrum secundatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45599, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.