Eriocaulon sonderianum Körn.

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Eriocaulon sonderianum

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Eriocaulon sonderianum

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Synonyms: Eriocaulon decipiens N.E. Br.
Eriocaulon dregei Hochst. var. sonderianum (Körn.) Oberm.
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with a basal rosette of leaves and 1-3 flowering stems per rosette up to c. 30 cm high, growing from a branching rootstock. Leaves up to c. 10 cm long, slightly spongy, tapering to a fine point. Capitulum globose or slightly flattened. 5-12 mm wide, dirty white; involucral bracts shorter than the capitulum width, c. 3 mm long, obovate-oblong,pale straw-coloured.; floral bracts oblanceolate, spongy along the keel, flushed grey, densely white hairy.
Derivation of specific name: sonderianum : named after Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812-1881), German botanist, algologist, pharmacist and co-author of the first three volumes of the 7-volume Flora Capensis.
Habitat: Stream margins in montane areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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 47 - 48.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 83. as Eriocaulon dregei sonderianum

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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 sonderianum., retrieved 25 June 2024

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