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Lygeum

Lygeum spartum Loefl. ex L.

Distribution

    Distribution
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    Distribution: Kashmir,? introduced; Mediterranean region.
    Distribution in Egypt
    provided by Bibliotheca Alexandrina LifeDesk

    Mediterranean region and Sinai.

    Global Distribution
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    Spain, Italy (incl. Sicily, Sardinia), Malta, Crete, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Kashmir (introduced ?).

Morphology

    Comments
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    Lygeum is a plant of a arid places in the Mediterranean region. It is extremely unlikely that it is native in Kashmir. It is more probable, as Bor (l.c.) suggests, that it has escaped from a garden.
    Description
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    Rhizomatous, with erect culms up to 70 cm high; rhizome and base of culm clothed with coriaceous scales. Leaf-blades up to 50 cm long and 1.5 mm wide, rigid and very tough; ligule up to 7 mm long, acute. Spathe 3-4(-9) cm long, ovate, acute or with a blade-like point. Spikelet protruding from the side of the spathe at maturity and falling entire; lemma about 2 cm long; palea 3-4 cm long; anthers about 15 mm long.