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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Florets Fertile lemma ovate; mm long; coriaceous; much thinner above; pallid; without keel; -veined. Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. 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 slartum further enveloped by a pair of large pale-colored spathe-like bracts.
Published on the Internet at http: 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. List of Poaceae genera. 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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QR Code What’s this? Lygeum is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. All plant pages have their own unique code.
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Journal of Systematics and Evolution. Anomochlooideae Pharoideae Puelioideae Anomochloeae Streptochaeteae. Inflorescences Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1 fertile lyheum subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Eriachneae Hubbardieae Isachneae Micraireae. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.
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Lygeum spartum fibres have high tensile strength and flexibility, and is used for making ropes, sandals, baskets, mats and other durable articles. Lygeum spartum False Esparto Grass – A spreading rhizomatous grass with vertically-inclined pale yellowish gray-green rush-like apartum that grow to feet tall. You will receive a range of benefits including: They have also used in the manufacture of high quality paper.
A fibre is obtained from the leaves[1, 61, ], it makes a fine quality paper. Please view the copyright link for more information. Spikelet callus hairs 0. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; cm long; The specific epithet is from the Greek word ‘sparton’ for “rope” and this is translated back to Spanish as ‘esparto’.
Lemma hairs mm long.