Eriocaulon sonderianum Körn.

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Eriocaulon sonderianum

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Eriocaulon sonderianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Eriocaulon decipiens N.E. Br.
Eriocaulon dregei Hochst. var. sonderianum (Körn.) Oberm.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
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
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 August 2016
Literature:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eriocaulon sonderianum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112460, retrieved 26 April 2019

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