African Plant Database

Eriocaulon asteroides S.M. Phillips
Protologue : Kew Bull. 53(4): 943 (1998)
Information on the genus : Eriocaulon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tiny rosulate annual herb; leaves linear-subulate 0,8-1,5 cm x 1 mm; scapes to 10, 1-2,5 cm x 0,2-0,3 mm, 3-4-ribbed; capitulum 5-7 mm wide, few-flowered, star-like.
Ecology : Basalt pavement, i.e. thin, peaty, seasonally waterlogged soil in the cracks between blocks, with Utricularia scandens, Loudetia simplex, Scleria interrupta; boggy area on rock shelf; near to stream around savannah zone; 1700-2500 m alt
  Only known from 6 collections.
  • Phillips, S.M. & A. Mesterhazy (2015). Revision of small ephemeral species of Eriocaulon (Eriocaulaceae) in West Africa with long involucral bracts. Kew Bull. 70: 5 
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