Eriocaulon wildii S.M. Phillips

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small annual herb. Stems 1-10, stout, 4-ribbed. Leaves 1-2 cm long filiform, spongy. Capitula hemispherical, c. 5 mm wide, hairless. Floral bracts dark grey; involucral bracts much paler.
Derivation of specific name: wildii: named after Professor Hiram Wild
Habitat: By river on wet sand
Altitude range: (metres) 1220 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the E Highlands of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
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 56 - 57.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriocaulon wildii
African Plant Database: Eriocaulon wildii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eriocaulon wildii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eriocaulon wildii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriocaulon wildii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriocaulon wildii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriocaulon wildii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eriocaulon wildii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriocaulon wildii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eriocaulon wildii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriocaulon wildii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriocaulon wildii
Tropicos: Eriocaulon wildii

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 wildii., retrieved 21 April 2019

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