Eriocaulon nepalense var. luzulifolium (Mart.) Praj. & J.Parn., Kew Bull. 67: 664 (2012) (syn: Eriocaulon kathmanduense Satake; Eriocaulon lepidum T.Koyama; Eriocaulon luzulifolium Mart.; Eriocaulon papuanum P.Royen; Eriocaulon pseudonepalense Satake; Eriocaulon pumilio Hook.f.);

This tiny annual herb was photographed on 3rd September 2017 in our trekking to Ralam- Barjikang Pass in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It was growing with mosses on moist and steep rock face (2500m approx.). Tired of the tough ascending track after Pilthi Gad (stream) I was not able to focus the image properly. Fortunately, I collected few specimens which are later photographed in Pantnagar.
This identity is based on the Flora of Chamoli (Naithani 1984) and the type available in K:
However, the opinion of experts is also invited for validation or otherwise.
It is new for eFI and no images are available in google search.




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Eriocaulon nepalense var. luzulifolium
Synonyms – Eriocaulon luzulifolium, E. pumilio
Family – Eriocaulaceae
Habitat – Damp shady locations with Hoppea dichotoma
Plants about 5cms long
Photographed at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
Dated – 18 September 2018


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