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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Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long.

Lygeum spartum at San Marcos Growers

It prefers dry or moist soil. For more information about QR Codes click here. Plant them out in the spring.

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Lygeum spartum – Wikispecies

Anthers 3; mm long. Please view the copyright link for more information. Lemma hairs mm long. Poaceae Gramineae Grasses Origin: Pliny the Elder in Natural History of Pliny Volume 4 Book XIX notes spaetum 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.


QR Code What’s this? Lygeum spartum fibres have high tensile strength and flexibility, and is used for making ropes, sandals, baskets, mats and other durable articles. List of Poaceae genera. You will receive a range of benefits including: Hilum linear; 2 length of caryopsis.

They have also used in the manufacture of high quality paper. Inflorescences Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1 fertile spikelets; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed.

Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc[46]. Centropodieae Lyegum Eragrostideae Triraphideae Zoysieae. Published on the Internet at http: Fruits Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; mm long. Rocky sea shores, or on dry sandy or clay and often calcareous soil. 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.

Low Water Needs Winter Sparyum Range Europe – Mediterranean.

Lygeum spartum

Views Read Edit View history. 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.


Prefers a light loamy soil[1]. Lemma margins fused below to those of opposing floret forming an urn. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras.

Rocky sea shores[1], on dry sandy or clayey, often gypsaceous soil[50].

Review of communities of Lygeum spartum L. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure. Retrieved from ” https: Seed – surface sow in spring in a greenhouse. It cannot grow in the shade. A fibre is obtained from the leaves[1, 61, ], it sparfum a fine quality paper[]. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; cm long; Journal of Arid Environments 48 3 Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Wind.