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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Rev. Gen. P1. 2:794. 1891.
Synonym Ischaemum secundatum Walt. Fl. Carol. 249. 1788. Rottboellia stolonif era Poir. in Lam. Encycl. 6:3 10. 1804. Stenotaphrum americanum Schrank, PI. Rar. Hort. Monac. pI. 98. 1822. Stenotapbrum sarmentosum Nees, Agrost. Bras. 93. 1829. Diastemantha platystachys Steud. Syn. P1. Glum. 1:360. 1854. Stenotaphrum glabrum var. americanum Doell in Mart. Fl. Bras. 22:300. 1877. Stenotaphrum dimidiatum var. americanum Hack. in Stuck. Anal. Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires 21:57. 1911. Stenotaphrum dimidiatum var. secundum [secundatum] Domin, Bibl. Bot. 85:332. 1915. Stenotapbrum secundatum var. variegatum Hitchc. in Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 6:)3237. 1917.
Description Coarse tough wiry stoloniferous perennial; culms compressed, erect from the usually arching stolons, 5-50 cm. high, long internodes alternate with a series of very short ones, making the leaves in groups; sheaths broad, compressed, keeled, glabrous, sometimes ciliate on the margins, with a small tuft of hairs in the throat; blades flat, conduplicate, obtuse, 2-15 cm. long, as much as 15 mm. wide unfolded, glabrous, the margins scabrous at the tip; racemes terminal on the main culm and short branches from the upper nodes, mostly 4-10 cm. long, straight or curved, the thick rachis 3-4 mm. wide; spikelets 4-6 mm. long, acuminate, glabrous, the first glume obtuse, one-third to half as long as the spikelet.
Distribution Sea-shores and sandy ground, southern United States and the West Indies to Argentina; Africa, Hawaii, Pacific Islands, and Australia.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Laguna de Chiriqul, Hart I83. COLON: Viento Frio, Pittier 4II5; Rio Indio de Fato, Pittier. CANAL ZONE: Chagres, Fendler 362.
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