Stenotaphrum secundatum

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  • Botanical Name : Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze
  • Synonyms : Ischaemum secundatum Walter
  • Common Name : St.Augustine Grass, Buffalo Grass, Salt Grass
  • Plant Family : Poaceae (Gramineae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Gramineae became Poaceae. However, the name Gramineae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Grasses
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Stenotaphrum secundatum Plant :

  • Habit : A coarse, stoloniferous and creeping perennial grass with stems branching from various nodes.
  • Leaves : Glabrous, blue-grayish rounded.
  • Inflorescence : Spike-like panicles.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Not known.
  • Significance :
    • It is generally used as a pasture grass.
    • It is also known to be useful in controlling soil erosion particularly those areas which are exposed to salt spray.