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Eriocaulon elegantulum Engl.
Protologue : Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 14 (1894)
Information on the genus : Eriocaulon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted annual herb; leaves linear, acute, 2-7,5 cm x 1,5-6 mm; scapes few to c. 50, often slightly flexuous, 7-25 cm tall, 4-ribbed, ribs forming narrow wings; capitulum globose, greyish-white, 3-5 mm Ø; floral bracts white-hairy; flowers 3-merous.
Ecology : Seasonal ponds; ditches; drainage lines; swampy grass areas; usually on sand; occasionally in rice fields; 0-1400 m alt.
  Introduced in Ghana and Nigeria ?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 53
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • W. Ruhland (1900). Kritische Revision der afrikanischen Arten der Gattung Eriocaulon L. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 83
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