Stenotaphrum dimidiatum (L.) Brongn.

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Stenotaphrum dimidiatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, New Alexandra Park

Stenotaphrum dimidiatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, New Alexandra Park

Stenotaphrum dimidiatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, New Alexandra Park

Stenotaphrum dimidiatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, New Alexandra Park

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Synonyms: Panicum dimidiatum L.
Common names: Buffalo grass (English)
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Perennial grass with extensive stolons. Leaf lamina 5-8 cm long, linear, keeled; apex obtuse. Inflorescence 6-12 cm long; central axis thick, flattened on one surface, hollowed out on the other side, bearing racemes in cavities on alternate sides of the wavy midrib; the wing of the upper cavities produced into a broad acute tooth. Racemes 7-15 mm long, bearing 3-8 spikelets. Spikelets 4-5 mm long, lanceolate.
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Worldwide distribution: A coastal grass of the Indian Ocean; occurring elsewhere as an introduction.
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Insects associated with this species: Metisella metis paris (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 112 - 113. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
African Plant Database: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Stenotaphrum dimidiatum
Tropicos: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Stenotaphrum dimidiatum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107310, retrieved 16 July 2019

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