Herb latin name: Ampelodesmos mauritanicus

Synonyms: Ampelodesmos tenax, Arundo ampeldesmos, Arundo bicolor, Arundo festucoides, Arundo mauritanica, Arundo tenax

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Description of the plant:


3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Habitat of Ampelodesmos mauritanicus:

Dry places, mainly near the coast.

Other uses of the herb:

The leaves are used to make a rope and are also used in papermaking.

Propagation of Ampelodesmos mauritanicus:

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.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry places, mainly near the coast.

Medicinal use of Ampelodesmos mauritanicus:

None known

Known hazards of Ampelodesmos mauritanicus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.