Stenotaphrum Trin.

2 species in Aust. (1 native, 1 naturalized); all states and territories except NT

*Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze

Spikelets with 1 bisexual floret and a sterile or staminate lemma below it, dorsally compressed, c. 5 mm long, 2–5 together, half-embedded in hollows of the corky rhachis which finally disarticulates between the notches. Spike one-sided, flattened, c. 5 cm long, 8 mm wide. Glabrous perennial with long stolons often forming a spongy turf. Leaves keeled; blades up to 10 cm long, c. 5 mm wide. Lawn grass; near habitation; hind dunes near coast. Introd. from America and Asia. Fl. winter–spring. Buffalo Grass