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Eriocaulon pulchellum Körn.
Protologue : Linnaea 27: 622 (1854 [1856])
Information on the genus : Eriocaulon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriocaulon sierraleonense Moldenke
=Eriocaulon pumilum Afzel. ex Körn. (1854)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to c. 6-8 cm tall
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Ecology : Ferruginous hard-pan; oozing rocks; swamp on bowal. Component of the Utriculario subulatae-Eriocauletum pumili association: low-growing stands (to 10 cm tall) colonizing seasonally inundated ponds in rock depressions and over lateritic crusts
  The “foni” of Sierra Leone = “grassy meadow where water trickles over rocks” (Burkill, l.c.).

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:62 (2012)

Bibliography other :
  • W. Ruhland (1900). Kritische Revision der afrikanischen Arten der Gattung Eriocaulon L. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 84
  • Phillips, S.M. & A. Mesterhazy (2015). Revision of small ephemeral species of Eriocaulon (Eriocaulaceae) in West Africa with long involucral bracts. Kew Bull. 70: 12 
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