African Plant Database

Eriocaulon schippii Standl. ex Moldenke
Notes : [Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica], E. schippii sensu Hess could be a variant of E. setaceum
Information on the genus : Eriocaulon
Status for TA : accepted
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : floating plant with stems 20-40 cm long, 1-4 mm Ø, very densely leafy throughout.
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Ecology : The Angolan plant differs from the American one by its thinner scapes, the somewhat swollen sheaths usually not bilobed at apex, and the female flowers with petals present
  The true E. schippii Standley ex Moldenke is endemic in E Mexico (Tabasco), Belize (ex-British Honduras) and Costa Rica. E. schippii sensu Hess seems to be only a variant of E. setaceum.
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Record n°41930 modified 2012-07-12
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