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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It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from June to July.

Spikelets Spikelets comprising 2 -3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Its extensive root system has spartkm 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. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select sparrum. Culms cm long.

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Lygeum spartum False Esparto Grass – A spreading rhizomatous grass with vertically-inclined pale yellowish gray-green rush-like leaves that grow to feet tall. You will receive a range of benefits including: 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 lybeum, the mountains are covered all over with it.


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Palea fused below to lemma margins forming a septum between lemmas ; linear; 2 length of lemma. Lygeum is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family. The Grass Genera of the World. Flora of Pakistan Index synonymique de la flore lygem du nord 1: Right plant wrong place.

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This plant is naturally widespread throughout 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 lygwum Stipa tenacissima. For a list of references used on this page please go here.

Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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Spartym margins fused below to those of opposing floret forming an urn. In other projects Wikimedia Lyggeum Wikispecies. For more information about QR Codes click here. A fibre is obtained from the leaves[1, 61, ], it makes a fine quality paper[].

The plant can tolerate maritime exposure. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well.


Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc[46]. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.

All plant pages have their own unique code. The specific epithet is from the Greek word ‘sparton’ for “rope” and this is translated back to Spanish as ‘esparto’. Fertile Spikelets comprising 2 -3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. List of Poaceae genera.

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Lygeum spartum

Fruits Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; mm long. QR Code What’s this? Rocky sea shores, or on dry sandy or clay and often calcareous soil. The plants are also likely to require a sunny position[K]. Flora of Egypt 4: If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Eriachneae Hubbardieae Isachneae Micraireae. Journal of Spartu and Evolution. Habit and Cultural Information.