Bromus rigidus, Anisantha rigida, Ripgut brome, Stiff brome,ברומית שעירה, الشويعرة الصلبة

Bromus rigidus, Anisantha diandra subsp. rigida, Anisantha rigida, Bromus diandrus subsp. rigidus,
Bromus diandrus var. rigidus, Bromus maximus, Bromus villosus,
rigid brome, ripgut brome, ripgut grass, brome grass, great brome, stiff brome,
Hebrew: ברומית שעירה, Arabic: الشويعرة الصلبة

Scientific name:  Bromus rigidus Roth
Synonym name:  Anisantha diandra subsp. rigida (Roth) Tsvelev, Anisantha rigida (Roth) Hyl., Bromus diandrus subsp. rigidus (Roth) Laínz, Bromus diandrus var. rigidus (Roth) Sales, Bromus maximus Desf., Bromus villosus Forssk.
Common name:   rigid brome, ripgut brome, ripgut grass, brome grass, great brome, stiff brome
Hebrew name:  ברומית שעירה
Arabic name:  الشويعرة الصلبة
Family:   Graminea (Poaceae), Grass Family, משפחת הדגניים

Bromus rigidus, Anisantha diandra subsp. rigida, Anisantha rigida, Bromus diandrus subsp. rigidus,<br> Bromus diandrus var. rigidus, Bromus maximus, Bromus villosus, <br> rigid brome, ripgut brome, ripgut grass, brome grass, great brome, stiff brome, <br> Hebrew: ברומית שעירה, Arabic: الشويعرة الصلبة

Life form:  Annual;
Spinescence:  absent
Succulence:  Non-succulent
Stems:  culms 40 to 70cm tall; pubescent stem
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth margin, stipule absent; wide leaves with sparse hairs and very erect panicle branches (sheats and blades pilose_
Inflorescence:  The inflorescence is compact and stiff. Spikelets are often heavily pigmented with reddish to black colouring. The spikelet branches are shorter than the spikelets.
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, green, 2 lodicules (=a small green or white scale below the ovary of a grass flower); membranous. Anthers 3; Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Fruits / pods:   Caryopsis with adherent pericarp
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Bromus rigidus, Anisantha diandra subsp. rigida, Anisantha rigida, Bromus diandrus subsp. rigidus,<br> Bromus diandrus var. rigidus, Bromus maximus, Bromus villosus, <br> rigid brome, ripgut brome, ripgut grass, brome grass, great brome, stiff brome, <br> Hebrew: ברומית שעירה, Arabic: الشويعرة الصلبة


Derivation of the botanical name:
Bromus, from the Greek broma, "food", and bromos, "oat".
rigidus, rigid.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Pollinated by wind and cleistogamy.

Bromus rigidus, Anisantha diandra subsp. rigida, Anisantha rigida, Bromus diandrus subsp. rigidus,<br> Bromus diandrus var. rigidus, Bromus maximus, Bromus villosus, <br> rigid brome, ripgut brome, ripgut grass, brome grass, great brome, stiff brome, <br> Hebrew: ברומית שעירה, Arabic: الشويعرة الصلبة