Scientific Name
Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze
Higher Classification
Common Names
Augustine-gras (a), Augustinus-kweek (a), Beeskweek (a), Buffalo Grass (e), Buffalo Quick Grass (e), Buffalograss (e), Buffaloquickgrass (e), Buffelgras (a), Buffelsgras (a), Buffelskweek (a), Caost Kweek (e), Cape Kweek (e), Cape Quick Grass (e), Carpet Grass (e), Coarse Couch (e), Coarse Couch Grass (e), Coarse Grass (e), Coarse Quick (e), Coarse Quick Grass (e), Coastal Buffalo Grass (e), Couch Grass (e), Grove Kweek (e), Growwekweek (a), Kweek (a), Kweekgras (a), Lidjieskweek (a), Marotlo-a-mafubelu (ss), Mission Grass (e), Olifantskweek (a), Quick Grass (e), Ramsammy Grass (e), Rivierkweek (a), Seaside Quick (e), Seaside Quick Grass (e), St. Augustine Grass (e), Strandbuffelskweek (a), Strandkweek (a), Umtombo (z)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. Fish & J.E. Victor
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) KuntzeLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Fish, L. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/03

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