Eriocaulon abyssinicum Hochst.

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Eriocaulon abyssinicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Danger Point, Victoria Falls National Park

Eriocaulon abyssinicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Danger Point, Victoria Falls National Park

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Synonyms: Eriocaulon gilgianum Ruhland
Eriocaulon subulatum N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small tufted annual herb. Stems slender, 2-12 cm long, 3-4-ribbed. leaves few, up to 5 cm long, light green. Capitula spherical to ovoid, 2-3 mm wide, grey to blackish; involucral bracts usually paler.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinicum: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: Occurring in shallow muddy soils overlying rock, often in the spray zone of waterfalls.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to South Africa and West to Botswana and Namibia. Also in northern Nigeria.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 January 2010
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 523. (Includes a picture).

Phillips, S.M. (2010). Eriocaulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriocaulon abyssinicum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eriocaulon abyssinicum
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West African Plants database: Eriocaulon abyssinicum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eriocaulon abyssinicum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112310, retrieved 5 December 2016

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