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Stenotaphrum is a widespread genus of plants in the grass family.

The name is derived from the Greek words στενός (stenos), meaning "narrow", and τάϕρος (taphros), meaning "trench." It refers to cavities in the raceme axis.

  1. Stenotaphrum clavigerum Stapf – Aldabra Island and Assumption Island (both parts of Seychelles)
  2. Stenotaphrum dimidiatum (L.) Brongn. – Pembagrass – Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar + other Indian Ocean islands, Indian Subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Pen Malaysia
  3. Stenotaphrum helferi Munro ex Hook.f. – Myanmar, Thailand, Pen Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan
  4. Stenotaphrum micranthum (Desv.) C.E.Hubb – Tanzania, Queensland; various islands of Indian + Pacific Oceans + South China Sea
  5. Stenotaphrum oostachyum Baker – Madagascar
  6. Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze – St. Augustine grass, Charleston grass, "buffalo grass" – Americas from Virginia + California to Uruguay
  7. Stenotaphrum unilaterale Baker – Madagascar
formerly included

see Parapholis

  • Stenotaphrum compressum – Parapholis filiformis