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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Rocky sea shores[1], on dry sandy or clayey, often gypsaceous soil[50]. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Centropodieae Cynodonteae Eragrostideae Triraphideae Zoysieae.

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Anomochlooideae Pharoideae Puelioideae Anomochloeae Streptochaeteae. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. The Grass Genera of the World. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. The plants are also likely to require a sunny position[K].

Lygeum spartum

Lemma hairs mm long. Lygeum spartum False Esparto Grass – A spreading rhizomatous grass with vertically-inclined pale yellowish gray-green rush-like leaves that grow to feet tall. Lemma margins fused below to those of opposing floret forming an urn. Habit and Cultural Information.

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They have also used in the manufacture of high quality paper. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives xpartum access to our website pages.

Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc[46]. Anthers 3; mm long. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. It prefers dry or moist soil. Copy and sprtum the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

Florets Fertile lemma ovate; mm long; coriaceous; much thinner above; pallid; without keel; -veined. All plant pages have their own unique code. Poaceae Gramineae Grasses Origin: If you have questions about a sparutm please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

Both are very tolerant of saline soils. Spikelets ovate; urceolate; laterally compressed; mm long; falling entire. Published on the Internet at http: In spring into summer appear ltgeum 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.

Right plant wrong place. 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.


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 slartum gardens that we have visited. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. In other projects Lyheum Commons Wikispecies. Index synonymique de la flore d’Afrique du nord 1: It cannot grow in the shade. Lygeum spartum – Loefl.

A fibre is obtained from the leaves[1, 61, ], it makes a fine quality paper[]. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Wind. Structure, ultrastructure of the anther, pollen microsporogenesis and morphology of pollen grains of two populations of Lygeum spartum L.

Lygeum is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family. Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: 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.

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