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ERIOCAULON BIAPPENDICULATUM, A NEW SPECIES OF ERIOCAULACEAE FROM THE SOUTHERN WESTERN GHATS, INDIA– K . M. MANUDEV , A . J . ROBI & S . NAMPY *- EDINBURGH JOURNAL OF BOTANY 72 (2): 219 – 223 (2015)-

Eriocaulon biappendiculatum, a new species of Eriocaulaceae from the southern Western Ghats, India, is described and illustrated. The new species is close to Eriocaulon nairii but differs in having 5–17 peduncles, free male sepals, and both continuous ribbon-like and setiform appendages on the seeds.  

Eriocaulon wayanadense (Eriocaulaceae), a new species from Kerala, India by C.P. Vivek*, M.M. Swapna and K.K. Suresh- Rheedea Vol. 20 (1) 25-27 2010 –
AbstractEriocaulon wayanadense Vivek, Swapna et K.K. Suresh, a new species from Wayanad district, Kerala is described and illustrated. The species is allied to E. elenorae Fyson, but differs by the transversely elongated seed coat cells, presence of setiform appendages on seeds and in having a black gland on each female petal.


 
A New Species of Eriocaulon (Eriocaulaceae) from Maharashtra, India by Vinod B. Shimpale*, R. B. Bhagat, R. B. Deshmukh and S. R. Yadav- 
AbstractEriocaulon baramaticum Shimpale, Bhagat, R. B. Deshmukh et S. R. Yadav a new species from Baramati Tahsil of Pune District of Maharashtra is described and illustrated. It is similar to E. rajendrababui R. Ansari & N. P. Balakr. and differs in having male flowers with two free sepals and eglandular petals.


 
ERIOCAULON KANNURENSE (ERIOCAULACEAE), A NEW SPECIES FROM KERALA, INDIA by C. N. Sunil, M. K. Ratheesh Narayanan*, M. K. Nandakumar, Sujana K. A., Jayesh P. Joseph and N. Anil Kumar- 2013- IJPAES ISSN 2231-4490- 
ABSTRACT: Eriocaulon kannurense Sunil, Ratheesh & Nandakumar (Eriocaulaceae), a new species from the Kannur District, Kerala, India, is described and illustrated. The species is allied to Eriocaulon setaceum and Eriocaulon capillus-naiadis in its submerged aquatic habit and elongated stem bearing filiform leaves, but differs mainly in having split sheath limb, white coloured heads and anther and isodiametric cells of seed coat without appendages.


 
Eriocaulon madayiparense (Eriocaulaceae) – A new species from the foot hills of the Western Ghats of India. by Swapna MM, Rajesh KP, Manju CN, Prakashkumar R.- PhytoKeys. 2012;(10):19-23.-
AbstractEriocaulon madayiparense Swapna, Rajesh, Manju & Prakashkumar, sp. nov. is described and illustrated from the Madayipara, a lateritic hillock in the midland of Kannur District of Kerala. The species is allied to Eriocaulon eurypeplon Koernicke, in its two free male and female sepals, female sepals being keeled and acute and not exceeding the floral bracts, acuminate leaf apex and setiform seed appendages appearing in vertical rows, but differs mainly in having yellow seeds with solitary appendage arising from transverse radial walls, curved and connate with the adjacent ones of the same vertical row forming longitudinal parallel ribs on the surface of the seeds.


 
Eriocaulon epedunculatum, a new species of Eriocaulaceae from the Western Ghats, India by S. R. Yadav, G. G. Potdar, Anil Kumar, A. M. Otaghvari, Anand Sonkar- September 2008, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 503-505-
Summary– A new species of Eriocaulon, Eriocaulon epedunculatum (Eriocaulaceae) is described and illustrated from the Western Ghats, India.


 
A New species of Eriocaulonl. from India- Eriocaulon ratnagiricumVol. 8(2): r45-147. 1998 (Eriocaulaceae) S.R. Yadav, S.P. Gaikwad and M.M. Sardesai


 
Eriocaulon rajendrababui Ansari & Balakr. (Eriocaulaceae  – Indian Forester, 138 (8) : 761-762, 2012 ISSN 0019-4816 (IV)-
ERIOCAULON RAJENDRABABUI ANSARI & BALAKR. (ERIOCAULACEAE): A NEW RECORD FPR MAHARASTRA


 
A new species of Eriocaulon L. (Eriocaulaceae) from Anamalai Hills of Kerala, India by Vijayasankar Raman, Ravikumar K, Ganesh Babu NM- Rheedea 01/2006; 16(1):59-61.
ABSTRACT : Eriocaulon devendranii, a new species in Eriocaulaceae is described from Anamalai, Western Ghats of Kerala supported with illustrations. This species is allied to Eriocaulon xeranthemum Mart., a common species found almost throughout India, Nepal and Myanmar but differs in having spathes nearly equalling the peduncles, involucral bracts with multifid apices, obtuse floral bracts and obtuse male perianth-lobes. The distinguishing features of both the species are tabulated.


 
Eriocaulon gopalakrishnanum sp. nov. (Eriocaulaceae) from the Western Ghats, India by K. Rashmi and G. Krishnakumar – Nordic Journal of Botany Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 146–149, April 2014-
Abstract- Eriocaulon gopalakrishnanum K. Rashmi & G. Krishnakumar sp. nov. is described and illustrated from the low altitude monsoon vegetation in the coastal lateritic plateau of the Western Ghat region of Kerala, India. The new species is distinct in the leaves and spathe being papillose, a character not displayed by any other species from this region. 
 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Eriocaulon
brownianum
Martius ex Wall.
Herb Western Ghats,
Grasslands
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989; Fischer, 1921
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri
Eriocaulon cinereum R. Br. Herb Plains
to Low Altitude, Marsh Localities 
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
All
districts
Eriocaulon conica (Fyson) Fischer Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Nilgiri
Eriocaulon elenorae Fyson Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Nilgiri
Eriocaulon ensiforme Fischer Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Coimbatore,
Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Eriocaulon leucomelas Steud. Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Dindigul,
Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Eriocaulon longicuspe Hook. f. Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
R.
Ansari & N.P. Balakrishnan 1994
Dindigul
Eriocaulon nairii Chandrabose &
Chandrasekaran
Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Coimbatore
Eriocaulon nepalense Prescott ex Bongard Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
R.
Ansari & N.P. Balakrishnan 1994
Nilgiri
Eriocaulon odoratum Dalz. Herb Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Salem,  Virudhunagar
Eriocaulon panagudianum Ansari & Balakr. Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands, Endemic 
R.Gopalan
& A.N. Henry, 2000
Tirunelveli
Eriocaulon pectinatum Ruhl. Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands, Endemic 
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989; Fischer 1957
Dindigul
, Nilgiri
Eriocaulon quinquangulare L. Herb Plains
to Low Altitude, Moist Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
All
districts
Eriocaulon ramnadense Ansari & Balakr. Herb Plains,
Moist Sandy Localities, Endemic 
R.
Ansari & N.P. Balakrishnan 1994
Ramanathapuram
Eriocaulon richardianum (Fyson) Ansari &
Balakr.
Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Nilgiri
Eriocaulon ritchieanum Ruchl. Herb Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989; Fyson, 1932
Nilgiri,
Salem
Eriocaulon robusto-brownianum Ruhland Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
R.
Ansari & N.P. Balakrishnan 1994
Nilgiri
Eriocaulon robustum Steud. Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Nilgiri
Eriocaulon talbotii Ansari & Balakr. Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
R.
Ansari & N.P. Balakrishnan 1994
Nilgiri
Eriocaulon thwaitesii Koern. Herb Plains
to Mid Altitude, Marsh Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Kanniyakumari,  Nilgiri,
Puddukkottai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Viluppuram
Eriocaulon truncatum Buch. – Ham. ex Mart. Herb Plains
to Mid Altitude, Moist Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Dharmapuri,
Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli
Eriocaulon xeranthemum Mart. Herb Western
Ghats, Grasslands
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Coimbatore,
Kanniyakumari

 


 

 

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Eriocaulon epedunculatum Eriocaulaceae Stalkless Pipewort
Eriocaulon heterolepis Eriocaulaceae Buttonhead Pipewort
Eriocaulon robustobrownianum Eriocaulon mysorense, Eriocaulon rhodae Eriocaulaceae Mysore Pipewort
Eriocaulon sedgwickii Eriocaulaceae Spherical Pipewort
Eriocaulon sharmae Eriocaulaceae Sharma’s Pipewort
Eriocaulon stellulatum Eriocaulaceae Starry Pipewort
Eriocaulon tuberiferum Eriocaulaceae Tuberous Pipewort
Eriocaulon xeranthemum Eriocaulaceae Dry-Flower Pipewort

 
 
Eriocaulon atrum Nakai (No distribution given)
Eriocaulon exsertum Satake (No distribution in
India)
Eriocaulon kathmanduense Satake (No distribution in India) 
Eriocaulon obclavatum Satake (No distribution in India)
Eriocaulon sollyanum Royle (No distribution given)
Eriocaulon staintonii Satake (No distribution in India)
Eriocaulon trisectoides Satake (No distribution in India)
 
 
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys
Eriocaulon collinum Hook.f.is a synonym of Eriocaulon odoratum Dalzell
Eriocaulon dianae var. richardianum Fysonis a synonym of Eriocaulon richardianum (Fyson) R.Ansari & N.P.Balakr.
Eriocaulon polycephalum Hook.f.is a synonym of Eriocaulon longicuspe Hook.f.
 
 
Aquatic and Semi-aquatic Plants of the Lower Ganga Delta: Its Taxonomy … By Kumudranjan Naskar (1990)- Details wth keys
Eriocaulon reductum Ruhlandis a synonym of Eriocaulon cinereum R.Br.
 
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys
 
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details wth keys

 
Biodiversity in India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (2003)-
Eriocaulon breviscapum Körn. – Vulnerable
Eriocaulon conica Fischer – Low risk
Eriocaulon duthiei Hook.f. – Low risk
Eriocaulon elenorae Fyson – Low risk
Eriocaulon eurypeplon Körn. – Low risk
Eriocaulon fluviatile Trimen – Vulnerable
Eriocaulon kolhapurense S.P.Gaikwad, Sardesai & S.R.Yadav – Vulnerable
Eriocaulon lanceolatum var. pilosum Moldenke is a synonym of Eriocaulon lanceolatum Miq. ex Körn.
Eriocaulon margaretae Fyson – Low risk
Eriocaulon martianum Wall. ex Körn. is a synonym of Eriocaulon quinquangulare L. – Low risk
Eriocaulon minutum Hook.f. – Low risk
Eriocaulon odoratum Dalzell – Low risk
Eriocaulon palghatense R.Ansari & N.P.Balakr. – Low risk
Eriocaulon ratnagiricum S.R.Yadav, S.P.Gaikwad & Sardesai – Not evaluated
Eriocaulon reductum Ruhlandis a synonym of Eriocaulon cinereum R.Br. – Low risk
Eriocaulon ritchieanum Ruhland – Low risk
Eriocaulon robustobrownianum Ruhland – Low risk
Eriocaulon santapaui Moldenke- Data deficient
Eriocaulon sedgwickii  – Low risk
Eriocaulon sharmae R.Ansari & N.P.Balakr. – Low risk
Eriocaulon talbotii R.Ansari & N.P.Balakr.- Data deficient


 
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)-
Eriocaulon capillus-naiadis Hook.f.is a synonym of Eriocaulon setaceum L. 
 
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- etails-
 
Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India By Sharad Singh Negi (1993)-
Eriocaulon humile Moldenkeis a synonym of Eriocaulon minutum Hook.f. – Vulnerable


 
Eriocaulon tuberiferum– Endangered


 

Inland Wetlands of India: Conservation Priorities by V. S. VijayanSálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, 2004 – Wetland conservation532 pages-
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Eriocaulon nairii Chandrab. & V.Chandras.
 
Eriocaulon ‎(Eriocaulaceae) :  2 posts by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Eriocaulon (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


An excellent useful compilation. Those working in the genus would find it beneficial.

You have forwarded several photographs of Eriocaulon to me for identification.
I am sorry to inform you that it is not possible to identify Eriocaulons from photographs. The characters useful for identification are hidden inside the heads, and hence without dissection it is not possible to identify the species. The genus is overpopulated with species evolution is at a fast space in this genus as seen by the numerous new species described recently. Therefore it requires several leads to come to the conclusion.
Try … and his team of workers who are deeply engaged in the taxonomy of the genus.
At present I am out of touch with the genus and I am not aware whether my friend … is still working on the genus.


 

Pl. go through Eriocaulon (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Eriocaulaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


 

 
 

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