Eriocaulon fuscum S.M. Phillips

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Eriocaulon fuscum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Eriocaulon fuscum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Eriocaulon fuscum

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Annual herb, c. 13 cm. Stems and inflorescences brown.
Notes: Despite its rarity, it is not included on the Red Data List
Derivation of specific name: fuscum: greyish-brown or dark greyish-brown, fuscous
Habitat: In a wet hollow on clay soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 950 m
Flowering time:May?
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the type, which was found in the Matetsi Safari Area, W Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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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) Page 46. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriocaulon fuscum
African Plant Database: Eriocaulon fuscum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eriocaulon fuscum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriocaulon fuscum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eriocaulon fuscum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eriocaulon fuscum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriocaulon fuscum
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriocaulon fuscum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriocaulon fuscum
Plants of the World Online: Eriocaulon fuscum
Tropicos: Eriocaulon fuscum
Wikipedia: Eriocaulon fuscum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eriocaulon fuscum., retrieved 25 June 2024

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