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Eriocaulon transvaalicum N.E. Br.
Family : ERIOCAULACEAE
Information on the genus : Eriocaulon
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eriocaulon transvaalicum N.E. Br. subsp. transvaalicum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriocaulon schweickerdtii Moldenke (1951)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Eriocaulon transvaalicum N.E. Br. subsp. transvaalicum
Eriocaulon transvaalicum subsp. tofieldifolium (Schinz) S.M. Phillips
Eriocaulon transvaalicum subsp. dembianense (Chiov.) S.M. Phillips
Eriocaulon transvaalicum subsp. hanningtonii (N.E. Br.) S.M. Phillips
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb, sometimes forming colonies; leaves rosulate, broadly linear to sword-shaped
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Ecology : Wet muddy places of shallow water, ditches; wet flushes in grassland, with the leaves often submerged; dambos; seepages; 0-2350 m alt.
  E. transvaalicum is a widespread and variable complex occurring in E and S tropical Africa, and S. Africa. Phillips (cf. Kew Bull. 52: 51-63, 1997) recognises 4 subspecies and 3 similar species, viz. E. acutifolium, E. infaustum, E. selousii.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa. Introduced in Mali ? Also in NE Angola, fide Cavaco (det. Meikle), perhaps doubtful.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 59
 
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Map
carte afrique num 175216
 
Record n°175216
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