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This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. & Central Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; mat forming. Stolons present. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms 6-30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths keeled. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades conduplicate; 2-8 cm long; 3-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Peduncle disarticulating; disarticulating above uppermost sheath; base blunt. Racemes 1; single; clavate (corky); bilateral; 0.5-1.5 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 4-6 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis subterete; 3-4 mm wide; terminating in a barren extension; extension inconspicuous (corky). Spikelet packing abaxial. Spikelets sunken (representing reduced racemes); solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 mm long; 0.2-0.25 length of spikelet; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.5 mm long; 0.25 length of spikelet; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Upper glume primary vein absent. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; 3-5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; 2-2.5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma margins flat. Lemma apex acute. Palea chartaceous.
Distribution
Africa: western Indian ocean.
Reference
Paniceae. Sauer.

Native to:

Madagascar

Stenotaphrum oostachyum Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Baron, R. [655], Madagascar K000244620 Unknown type material
Baron, R. [655], Madagascar K000244621

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 299 (1883)

Accepted by

  • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2010). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0