Lygeum spartum: esparto: gray-green needlegrasses (Stipa tenacissima and Lygeum spartum) in the family Poaceae that are indigenous to southern Spain. Lygeum spartum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Family: Poaceae Barnhart. Genus: Lygeum Loefl. ex L. Lygeum spartum Loefl. ex L. This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. Toggle navigation.

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This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. Anomochlooideae Pharoideae Puelioideae Anomochloeae Streptochaeteae.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Inflorescences Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1 fertile spikelets; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. In spring into summer appear the curious flowers of this grass which have 2 or 3 large single flower spikelets fused together at the base surrounded by many long hairs and are further enveloped by a pair of large pale-colored spathe-like bracts.

It is found in one portion of the province of Carthage in Neared Spain, though not in every part of that; but wherever it is produced, the mountains are covered all over with it.

Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; cm long; Structure, ultrastructure of the anther, pollen microsporogenesis and morphology of pollen grains of two populations of Lygeum spartum L. Rocky sea shores, or on dry sandy or clay and often calcareous soil. This is a QR code kygeum for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

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It prefers dry or moist soil. The only known species is Lygeum spartumcommonly called esparto grass or cord grass [3] [7] or albardine, which is distributed in arid areas around the Mediterranean Sea. Right plant wrong place. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Lygeum spartum – Loefl. Habit and Cultural Information. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. First published in Gen.

List of Poaceae genera. Anthers 3; mm long. Lygeum is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family. Ehrharteae Oryzeae Phyllorachideae Streptogyneae.

All plant pages have their own unique code. Its extensive root system has been shown to play a significant role in preventing desertification by stabilizing the sand and is a valued source of forage and for making rope, baskets, shoes, and paper.

When they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and grow them on for their first winter in the greenhouse. This QR Code is unique to this page. Palea fused below to lemma margins forming a septum between lgyeum ; linear; 2 length of lemma. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Spikelet callus hairs 0. Review of communities of Lygeum spartum L. Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc[46].

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It cannot grow in the shade. Lemma margins fused below to those of opposing floret forming an urn. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. The plants are also likely to require a sunny position[K]. Search by size, origins, color, cultural needs, etc.

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A new fodder crop for Algerian saline steppes”. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long. Published on the Internet at http: Hilum linear; 2 length of caryopsis. Plant them out in the spring. Retrieved from ” https: Glume Glumes both absent or obscure. For more information about QR Codes click here. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo. Pliny the Elder in Natural History of Pliny Volume 4 Book XIX notes when referring to the use of spartum Stipa tenacissima that “there is a kind of spartum grown in Africa of a stunted nature and is quite useless for all practical purposes.

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Both are very tolerant of saline soils. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

Lemma hairs mm long. Index synonymique de la flore d’Afrique du nord 1: Views Read Edit View history.