African Plant Database

Eriocaulon schimperi Körn. ex Ruhland
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 80 (1900)
Information on the genus : Eriocaulon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriocaulon congense Moldenke
=Eriocaulon schimperi var. gigas Moldenke
=Eriocaulon schimperianum Körn.
=Eriocaulon volkensii var. mildbraedii Ruhland
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial turfted herb from a stout erect rhizome; leaves in a large rosette clustered at rhizome tip, broadly linear
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Ecology : Wet grassland, sometimes with Dendrosenecio; marshy streamsides; peat bogs with Sphagnum and sedges; moor; locally common in upper bamboo and heath zones (Kenya); abundant on Nyika Plateau; places with seepage; 1950-4100 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 50
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 31 (1995).
  • Kirkia 17[1]: 31-32 (1998).

Bibliography other :
  • Kipkoech S. & al. (2020). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Aberdare Ranges Forest, a part of Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot PhytoKeys 149: 21
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