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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Published on the Internet at http: Both are very tolerant of saline soils. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from June to July. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Inflorescences Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1 fertile spikelets; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Views Read Edit View history. Anomochlooideae Pharoideae Puelioideae Anomochloeae Streptochaeteae. Right plant wrong place. All plant pages have their own unique code.

Florets Fertile lemma ovate; mm long; coriaceous; much thinner above; pallid; without keel; -veined. 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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You will receive a range of benefits including: Lygeum is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family. Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc[46]. Seed – surface sow in spring in a greenhouse. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Flora of Pakistan Journal of Arid Environments 48 3 First published in Gen. Lygeum spartum – Loefl.

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.

You can unsubscribe at anytime. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3 This page was last edited on 22 Marchat 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 coastal Stipa tenacissima. 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.

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Spikelet callus hairs 0. List of Poaceae genera. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. They have also used in the manufacture of high quality paper. Spikelets Spikelets comprising 2 -3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension.


Review of communities of Lygeum spartum L. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure. Plant them out in the spring. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform. We are sparyum updating this section.

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Hilum linear; 2 length of caryopsis. Structure, ultrastructure of the anther, pollen microsporogenesis and morphology of pollen grains of two populations of Lygeum spartum L. By using this site, sparttum agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. In spring into summer appear the curious flowers lyeum this spsrtum 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. Subfamilies and tribes of the grasses Poaceae.