Eriocaulon buchananii Ruhland

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Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa.
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Malawi distribution: N,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 305. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

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 66 - 67. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Eriocaulon buchananii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriocaulon buchananii
African Plant Database: Eriocaulon buchananii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriocaulon buchananii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriocaulon buchananii
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Wikipedia: Eriocaulon buchananii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Eriocaulon buchananii., retrieved 31 March 2023

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