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Ampelodesmos mauritanicus - (Poir.)T.Dur.&Schinz.
                 
Common Name Mauritanian grass
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry places, mainly near the coast[50].
Range Europe - Mediterranean.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus Mauritanian grass


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Physical Characteristics
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Ampelodesmos mauritanicus is a PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
A. tenax. Arundo ampeldesmos. Arundo bicolor. Arundo festucoides. Arundo mauritanica. Arundo te

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Fibre;  Paper.

The leaves are used to make a rope[61] and are also used in papermaking[103].
Cultivation details
Requires a fertile well-drained but moist soil in a sheltered sunny position[200]. Plants are not very hardy in Britain, they only succeed outdoors in the milder parts of the country tolerating temperatures down to between -5 to -10°c[200].
Propagation
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest surface sowing the seed in a greenhouse in spring. Do not allow the compost to dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse, planting them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring as the plant comes into growth. The divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions, though it might be safer to get them established and growing well in pots first.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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