Eriocaulon schimperi Ruhland

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Eriocaulon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Eriocaulon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Eriocaulon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Eriocaulon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Eriocaulon schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Eriocaulon congense Moldenke
Eriocaulon volkensii Engl. var. mildbraedii Ruhland
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust tufted perennial herb. Leaves broadly linear, mostly up to 30 cm long, light green, broadly rounded at the tips. Flowering stems 2-5, stout, 8-10-ribbed, mostly 15-40 cm high. Flowerhead, flattened globose 9-18 mm in diameter, pure white or greyish-white; involucral bracts somewhat shorter than the width of the flowerhead, ovate-oblong, 2.5-4 mm long, pale to straw-coloured, sometimes with blackish tips, weakly reflexed when mature; floral bracts greyish, densely white hairy. Flowers unisexual, 3-4.5 mm long with blackish sepals and white hairy petals; anthers black.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: after Georg Heinrich Wilhelm Schimper (1804-1878), explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: In wet montane grassland, bogs and marshy streamsides.
Altitude range: 2200 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Saturday 1 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 307.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 33 - 34. (Includes a picture).

Phillips, S.M. (2010). Eriocaulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 50 - 52.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriocaulon schimperi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eriocaulon schimperi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriocaulon schimperi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriocaulon schimperi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriocaulon schimperi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eriocaulon schimperi
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriocaulon schimperi
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriocaulon schimperi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriocaulon schimperi
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eriocaulon schimperi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriocaulon schimperi
Plants of the World Online: Eriocaulon schimperi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriocaulon schimperi
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Wikipedia: Eriocaulon schimperi


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Eriocaulon schimperi.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=216690, retrieved 23 September 2019

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