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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Review of communities of Lygeum spartum L.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It cannot grow in the shade. Flora of Pakistan Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform. Lemma hairs mm long.

They have also used in the manufacture of high quality paper. Fruits Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; mm long. A new fodder crop for Algerian saline steppes”. Inflorescences Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1 fertile spikelets; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed.

This plant is naturally widespread spartm the Mediterranean from southern Italy and Crete west to the Iberian Pennisula and in North Africa where it is found on clay and chalky soils in arid climates from to 3, feet in elevation, often higher than the similar more coastal Stipa tenacissima. Use dmy dates from March Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


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Lygeum is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family. Glume Glumes both absent or obscure. Spikelets Spikelets comprising 2 -3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

Search by size, origins, color, cultural needs, etc. Eriachneae Hubbardieae Isachneae Micraireae. Published on the Internet at http: 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. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; cm long; Anomochlooideae Pharoideae Puelioideae Anomochloeae Streptochaeteae.

Lygeum spartum

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. 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 sspartum of large pale-colored spathe-like bracts.

It is found in one portion spwrtum 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.

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Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: We are currently updating this section. Ligule an eciliate membrane; lygeuum mm long. Lygeum spartum fibres have high tensile strength and flexibility, and is used for making ropes, sandals, baskets, mats and other durable articles. Hilum linear; 2 length of caryopsis. Rocky sea shores, or on dry sandy or clay and often calcareous soil. Florets Fertile lemma ovate; lyfeum long; coriaceous; much thinner above; pallid; without keel; -veined. The name Lygeum was first applied to this plant by Linnaeus from the Greek ‘lygion’, switch or ‘lygizo’, to bend for the plant’s flexibility and use in mats, sails and ropes.


Structure, ultrastructure of the anther, pollen microsporogenesis and morphology of pollen grains of two populations of Lygeum spartum L. A fibre is obtained from the leaves[1, 61, ], it makes a fine quality paper[]. QR Code What’s this? Spikelets ovate; urceolate; laterally compressed; mm long; falling entire. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from June to Lygeim.

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