African Plant Database

Eriocaulon latifolium Sm.
Protologue : Cycl. (Rees) 13: (1809)
Information on the genus : Eriocaulon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriocaulon latifolium f. proliferum Moldenke
=Eriocaulon vittifolium Lecomte (1909)
=Eriocaulon banani Lecomte (1909)
=Eriocaulon rivulare G. Don ex Benth.
=Eriocaulon thunbergii Wikstr. ex Körn. (1854)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial robust aquatic herb, forming rosettes when young, stem later elongating to form a tough rhizome covered with roots and fibrous leaf remnants
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Ecology : Fast-flowing streams, rocky stream sides; rooted in gravel or among rocks; marigot; gallery; water depth 20-50 cm; 450-1500 m alt.
  Variable in floral morphology, colour of floral bracts, hairiness of petals, presence or absence of petal glands.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:61 (2012)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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