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Bromus mango - E.Desv.

Common Name Mango, Mango brome
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - S. Chile, Argentina.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Bromus mango Mango, Mango brome


Bromus mango Mango, Mango brome

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Bromus mango is a BIENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses: Drink

Seed - cooked. It is toasted and ground into a flour, then used to make an unleavened bread called 'cougue'[183]. It is also used to make a drink called 'chicha'[183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in this country. It succeeds on infertile acid soils[183]. This plant was cultivated as a biennial cereal by the Araucana Indians of Chile until at least the middle of the last century. Thought to have become extinct, it has recently (1990 article) been rediscovered[183]. It has been grown successfully outdoors at Kew Gardens in Londn[K]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in most well-drained soils in a sunny position[138, 200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ and only just cover. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. If seed is in short supply it can be surface sown in a cold frame in early spring. When large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Bromus breviaristatusMountain BromePerennial0.8 -  LMHSNDM10 
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Bromus inermisSmooth Brome, Pumpelly's bromePerennial1.2 3-7  LMHSNDM002
Bromus japonicusJapanese Chess, Field bromeAnnual/Biennial0.8 7-10  LMHSNDM10 
Bromus marginatusMountain BromePerennial1.0 -  LMHSNDM10 
Bromus ramosusHairy BromePerennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNDM01 
Bromus rigidusRipgut BromeAnnual1.0 6-9  LMHNDM10 
Bromus tectorumCheat Grass, Downy BromeAnnual1.0 7-10  LMHNDM111
Bromus thominiiSoft BromeBiennial0.8 3-7  LMHSNDM10 

 

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Readers comment

Nancy   Thu Aug 5 21:51:27 2004

Can a mango plant be started in water from the seed inside the fruit?

   Wed Aug 13 2008

I GOT 4 MANGO PLANTS. ALL I DID WAS TO PIERCE THE SEED A LITTLE AND PUT IT INTO SOME COMPOST.

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