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)
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Worldwide distribution: Confined to the E Highlands of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: 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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 179.

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
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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 wildii., retrieved 25 June 2024

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