Eriocaulon matopense Rendle

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Synonyms: Eriocaulon dehniae Hess
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb. Stems 2-20, up to 30 cm high, 5-7-ribbed. Leaves many in a basal tuft, erect, linear, 2-6 cm long. Capitula hemispherical to dome-shaped, 4.5-6.5 mm wide, pale creamy-grey; involucral bracts straw-coloured to golden.
Derivation of specific name: matopense: of the Matobo (Matopos) Hills, South of Bulawayo, where the type was collected
Habitat: Found in marshy ground and in shallow water of streams
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to Zimbabwe, on the Central Watershed from Matobo to Nyanga.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Monday 5 June 2006

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 127.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 90.

Phillips, S.M. (2010). Eriocaulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 57 - 58.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriocaulon matopense
African Plant Database: Eriocaulon matopense
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriocaulon matopense
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriocaulon matopense
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriocaulon matopense
Ispot Southern Africa: Eriocaulon matopense
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriocaulon matopense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriocaulon matopense
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eriocaulon matopense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriocaulon matopense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriocaulon matopense
Tropicos: Eriocaulon matopense

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eriocaulon matopense., retrieved 24 March 2017

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